District Training Assembly - March 17

Our District Training Assembly is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill). Registration and a hot breakfast buffet will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. The training sessions will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. after the luncheon. The cost is $45 per person. All Rotarians are encouraged to attend. It will be helpful in building “esprit de corps” in your Club. The break-out sessions during the morning will be fast-paced and interactive. They are designed to educate us on Rotary topics. At the beginning of the District Training Assembly we will approve the 2018-2019 District budget. Click here to register!  Registration deadline is March 9, 2018. Join us at District Training Assembly to learn more about how to “Be The Inspiration”!  

Now Accepting Applications for the Rotary Peace Fellowships
The spike in regional and local conflicts around the globe has boosted the need for professionals skilled in waging peace. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of current and emerging peace leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience, and professional networking. 
Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within seven leading universities around the world. The over 1100 program alumni are working in over 100 countries as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank. 
Master’s Degree – Building the leaders of tomorrow
  • 15-24 month program at one of our 5 Rotary Peace Centers at leading partnering universities
  • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a master’s degree in fields related to peace and security
  • Each university offers customized curriculum and a 2-3 month applied field experience
  • Fellows connect with an international cohort of peace fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians
Professional Development Certificate – Strengthening the leaders of today
  • 3 month professional development program at our Rotary Peace Center in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies
  • Intended for professionals with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
  • Diverse interdisciplinary program includes 8-weeks intensive classroom study with guest lecturers and 2-weeks field studies
Qualified candidates have:   
  • For the master’s program, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus three years of related work experience, and proficiency in a second language (strongly recommended)
  • For the certificate program, a strong academic background, plus five years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in English
  • Excellent leadership skills
The following persons are ineligible for a Rotary Peace Fellowship: A Rotarian; an honorary Rotarian; an employee of a Club, District, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International; a spouse, lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood or adopted or not adopted), a spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor (parent or grandparent) of any living person in the foregoing categories.
The 2019-20 academic term deadline is 31 May 2018. Begin by watching our Application Checklist Video and review the application process online.   
Please contact Ed Hauck at 717-293-8687 or
Four-Way Test Essay Contest Deadline - March 2
The Four-Way Test Essay contest in District 7390 was initiated in 2006-07 by the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North in the 9th grade at Cumberland Valley High School. The winner of their 2007-08 contest presented her essay at the District Conference and was well received. The 2008-09 District Governor challenged other Clubs to have contests in their local schools and agreed that if multiple Clubs did have contests, he would have their winners vie for District honors and prizes. The Clubs responded and three prizes were awarded in 2009 and 2010 with the first place winners presenting their essays at the District Conference.
Approximately 20 Clubs in the District participate in the Essay contest, but why not every Club? Then every 9th grader in our District would know something about Rotary and our 4-Way Test. Think of the positive effect this would have on their lives, Interact Clubs, the public image of Rotary, and the future of Rotary. If your Club has not already indicated interest in the Essay contest for 2017-2018 please contact District Chair, Steve Grubb at
The deadline to submit your club's winning essay to the District is March 2, 2018. You can find more information about the essay contest by clicking here
Rotary Means Business - March 14
The Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square will host the third RMB networking event of the 2018 season on Wednesday, March 14 at The Hotel Lancaster (2nd floor Walnut Room), 26 E Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA.  The event will cost $15 and includes hors d'oeuvres (catered by Isaac's), wine and water thanks to The Hotel Lancaster, which has arranged for free parking at the adjacent Duke Street Garage.  The event will start at 5:30 and end at 7:00 pm.  RSVP NOW!!  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests!
Successful RMB hosted by Mechanicsburg-North
The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg North hosted one of the most successful RMB events ever on February 21 at the Hot Frog Print Media offices in Mechanicsburg.  RMB had over sixty attendees/RSVPs/guests at the event from over 10 District 7390 clubs representing the greater Harrisburg, Lancaster, Gettysburg-Hanover-York areas within our district.  This success was due to the event sponsors Eastern PCM, Fairway Mortgage, Hot Frog Print Media LLC, McKonly and Asbury CPAs, Reilly Insurance LLC, First National Bank and S&T Bank and the Leadership in Service of Club President John Anthony supported by Ed Blum and the Northern Tier RMB team consisting of Joe McNally, Scott Stevens, Alaine Keisling, and John Bailey representing the Southern Tier.  Hot Frog Print Media provided a perfect venue for the event and the hors d'oeuvres were delicious and ample thanks to Dash of Salt and Pepper catering headed  by Dan and Joanne Dixon.  Super Kudos to all and thank you all who attended and made this such a dynamic event with many great connections made and fun and fellowship enjoyed as shown in these photos.
2018 District Conference
If you were a super hero, what would your super powers be?  As Rotarians, we have MANY super powers!  We are The Eradicators, eradicating polio from the face of the planet.  We are the Fearless Super Readers, bringing literacy to youth everywhere.  We are H20 Masters, bringing water to the farthest reaches of the world.  We are Professor Peace, advocating for local, national, and global solutions.  The Rotary District 7390 Conference will celebrate many super heroes of our past, present, and future. 
Meet Super Rotarian, Evan Burrell, who is making a difference by leaps and bounds!  Meet local Rotarians whose efforts seem to go beyond the boundaries of mere mortal accomplishments. 
It's a jet.  It's a plane.  No, it's ROTARY!  Super powers will activate on Friday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m.!
RYLA Application Deadline - May 5
Extensive planning is underway for the annual Rotary Youth Leaders Conference (RYLA). It is the responsibility of the Club President or designated RYLA Conference Chair to submit completed registration forms and fees for your Club’s candidates no later than May 5, 2018 to Melissa Bruck at the Rotary District Office, 515 South George Street, York, PA 17401-2723.
      Again, the goal of the District RYLA Conference Committee is to have each Rotary Club in the District be represented by at least one young man and one young woman at the Conference. If the Rotary Club serves an area that has more than one high school, the Club should select at least one male and one female student from each high school. Last year more than 135 students attended! We hope to better that total in 2018. Please attempt to have an equal balance of young men and women.
RYLA will be held Sunday, June 10 to Thursday, June 14, 2018.
  • Students MUST attach a color, head shot, photograph that will be scanned and used in the Conference program. They can also email the photo to
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE A MESSIAH COLLEGE CHALLENGE COURSE RELEASE FORM. Please return this form with the students application and fee. If a student does not complete a release form, they WILL NOT be able to participate in the team building activities.
  • Fee: $500 per attendee
  • The Family Night Celebration Event will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018. Cost for Rotarians, parents and guests will be $15 per person for heavy hors d'ouevres. Money will be collected at registration on Sunday. There is no cost for Conferees to attend the banquet.
  • If your student DOES NOT Attend RYLA, your Club WILL NOT receive a credit or refund!
  • There are several RYLA scholarships available that a Club demonstrating economic need can apply for. If your Club would like to apply for a scholarship, please send a letter/e-mail to Melissa Bruck, 515 South George Street, York, PA 17401 or All requests will be evaluated by the RYLA committee. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018. Clubs that are selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by March 8, 2018.  If you have questions on scholarships, please contact District RYLA chair Gary Crissman at or 717-545-6553.
Montreal Rotary Conference
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Register for the Conference here
West York Awards Scholarships
The West York Rotary Club would like to congratulate Joshua May, graduate of West York High School, as one of the recipients of the Claire D. Worley Scholarship for 2017/2018. Joshua May graduated in the top 2% of his class from West York High School in 2017.  He is currently a freshman Engineer major at Penn State University Park where he maintains a GPA of 4.0. At University Park, Joshua May is a member of different clubs and sport activities. Pictured Joshua May (R) and West York Rotary Club Secretary, Paul Duryea (L)
The Club also congratulates Nicole R. Guise for her amazing work during her first semester of college. Nicole was the recipient of the Claire D. Worley Scholarship bestowed upon one deserving recipient from Spring Grove for the 2016/2017 school year. She received this scholarship at a presentation to the West York Rotary Club during which she shared her hard work in her studies at Penn State York, and her continued dedication in service to others. We are proud to see her already achieving great things in maintaining an excellent GPA while continuing to serve others in leadership role across multiple platforms. Nicole R. guise  received a check for $1,000 from the West York Rotary Club to support her education and as celebration for her current and future achievements. Pictured (L) Dr. Nicole R. Guis and (R) Paul Duryea, WYRC Secretary.
Carlisle-Sunrise Haircut Challenge
Our Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise accepted the haircut challenge issued by Greg "Samson" Hall for 100 percent participation in the 2017 United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County campaign.  As the campaign co-chair, Greg asked "Will it build goodwill and better friendships?" Executive Director Lucy Suter Zander and Sunrise Club President Rena Geesaman are certainly happy friends as they prepare to shear Greg's locks.
Name that Super Hero!!!
As you know by now, the theme for the 2018 Rotary District 7390 Conference is “Celebrating Rotary Super Heroes of our Past, Present, and Future!”  Attendees will be invited to dress in super hero attire for Saturday evening festivities.  There will be prizes and recognition for the best costumes.  I, myself, am looking for my super hero persona and I need your help.  If you have creative talents or literary skills, please suggest a super hero name for ME ~ your District Governor, Una Martone!  Email your suggestions to me at with Super Hero Name in the subject line.  I will select one of the names and PAY FULL REGISTRATION for the winner to attend the District Conference on April 27-28 (not including hotel stay).  Your suggestions must be received by February 28th in order to be considered.  It’s a bird; it’s a plane; it’s ???????
Colonial Park Bocce Ball League to Start
All Rotarians are invited to become part of a Bocce Ball League starting in Lower Paxton Township.   The Rotary Club of Colonial Park and the Lower Paxton Township Public Works department have made significant improvements to the Bocce Ball courts at Koons Park.  The courts have been upgraded to a professional playing surface and league play begins soon.  The league will be for both men and women, ages 18 and up.
This season, each team will consist of four (4) players and up to four (4) substitute players.  The first session will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm with an orientation/practice evening.  Depending on the amount of interest, additional week nights or an earlier time slot will be added.
The fee to register for the Wednesday night league is $35.00 per person including substitute players.  All equipment is included, and weekly schedules and standings will be sent to each team captain.  Team registration fees can be sent to:
Rotary Club of Colonial Park
Attn:  Bocce Ball Registration
PO Box 6522
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Make checks payable to:  Rotary Club of Colonial Park and put “Bocce Ball Registration” in memo line.  Please include the name of the team, the team captain’s name, cell number and email address and each team member’s name and email on a separate sheet of paper.  Individuals who do not have enough members for a team can submit their individual information along with their check and they will be included on a team.
For additional information contact Rick Zeiders at 717 576-7673 or the township Parks and Recreation Department at 717-657-5635. The Bocce Ball courts, shuffle board court and horseshoe pits at Koons Park are open to the public any time except during league play.  The Rotary Club of Colonial Park will host a Free Community Open House at the courts on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm.
Upcoming Events
Mid-Atlantic Rotary PETS
Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
Feb 23, 2018 7:45 AM –
Feb 24, 2018 3:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Mar 05, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Means Business - Eastern Tier
The Hotel Lancaster
Mar 14, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
RI Vice President Dean Rohrs Speaking Engagement
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Mar 15, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Inbound Overnight in Harrisburg
Mar 17, 2018 – Mar 18, 2018
District Training Assembly
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Mar 17, 2018
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
World Water Day
Mar 22, 2018
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Apr 02, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
YE - Final OB Orientation
Byrnes Health Education Center
Apr 07, 2018
8:45 AM – 2:00 PM
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Apr 14, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.