A Message from the District Governor
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
A community event hosted by Executive Women International (EWI) and supported by Leadership Harrisburg Area (LHA) is featuring Rotary International Vice President Dean Rohrs on Thursday, March 15 beginning at 5:30 PM at the Radisson.  This event is open to the public.  An opportunity like this comes once in a blue moon and I encourage everyone to try and attend.  In fact, bring your family members, friends, and associates and let them get a real sense of Rotary in action.   
Dean’s story starts in Zambia where she enjoyed a world shielded from apartheid until she was 14 years old. That’s when the revolution made its way to the Congo. Her mother was head of the Red Cross and led the evacuation of many refugees. Dean was called to stand up against the prosecutors and was imprisoned at the age of 16. It was soon after that moment when Dean Rohrs set forth to create a more peaceful world. She harnessed the strength of her fear and scars to foster education, fight disease, and promote peace in some of the most abominable circumstances in some of the most remote areas of the world.
Dean leveraged the power of Rotary International to gain support for her efforts and has broken the cycles of poverty in numerous South African Villages literally saving thousands of young lives. Her story of bringing peace and human understanding to all landed Dean in Canada where she encourages international audiences to become messengers of change.
You don’t want to miss out on this presentation which is sure to be inspirational! 
For full detail and to register online, please click on this link:
I hope to see you there! 
Yours truly,
Una Martone
District Governor
Rotary District 7390
PS ~ In case anyone is wondering, my organization, Leadership Harrisburg Area, gains no returns from the event, we are simply a logistics partner and honored to have convened such wonderful organizations as EWI, LHA and Rotary!
Leadership Reflection
Some of you know that Leadership Harrisburg Area teaches the concepts of Servant Leadership as part of our programming.  Aside from the authentic desire to develop other people, the most critical essential of Servant Leadership, as we teach, is Self Awareness.  Self Awareness is not just about knowing your own strengths and weaknesses.  Self Awareness is more about understanding how you impact people and situations around you.  When you walk into a room, do you bring energy and positivity?  When talking with other people, do you make eye contact and truly listen?  Do you smile at strangers, make room for a vehicle merging into traffic, hold the door open behind you when walking into a building.  As Rotarians espoused to Service Above Self, it certainly makes sense for us to reflect on our interactions and take note of how our attitude and actions are perceived by others.  By increasing our own Self Awareness, we are building our capacity to effectively lead our clubs; becoming better at attracting new members; and increasing our ability to serve the community.    
Shouts Outs!
SHOUT OUT to the Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square for their “Hearts for Lancaster” fundraiser.  Dozens of personalized messages on oversized hearts are being hung around Downtown Lancaster and drawing a good bit of attention for Rotary.  This program earned some TV coverage recently too!  That’s what I call fundraising with heart!
SHOUT OUT to the Hershey Rotary Club for their support Derry Township School District’s production of Peter Pan. 
SHOUT OUT to the Elizabethtown Rotary Club for providing school supplies for children in Cambodia through the Color For Kids program (founded by a fourth grade student).
SHOUT OUT to the Rotary Club of Harrisburg for helping to raise over $500 in 20 minutes for students in the Youth Community Development Team who will continue fundraising in support of basic literacy programs.
SHOUT OUT to Rotarian Jess Socrates of the Rotary Club of Hanover and all of the constituents involved with Operation Braveheart.  On a recent trip to the Philippine General Hospital, over 30 children received life saving heart surgeries through Operation Braveheart.  Their good work continues with support of the Rotary Foundation through Global Grant initiatives.  Thank you all for your service.
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 ???????
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.!
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”!  

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
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.
Hanover Recognizes Paul Harris Fellows
Bob Miller, Foundation Chair of The Rotary Club of Hanover, recently presented first time Paul Harris certificates and pins to Ruth Shaffer and Moe Noel.  Congratulations and thank you for your support of the Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Hanover recently recognized (from left to right) President Ralph Jodice, Foundation Chair Bob Miller, Doug Becker, and John Bailey with multiple Paul Harris pins. Congratulations and thank you for your support of the Rotary Foundation.
Doug Barmoy of the Rotary Club of Hanover was recently presented with a multiple Paul Harris pin by Foundation Chair Bob Miller.  Congratulations and thank you for your continued support of the Rotary Foundation.
Gettysburg Rotary volunteers at Ruth's Harvest
Members of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg gathered at the Gettysburg School District’s Lincoln Elementary School on February 8 to assemble meals for Ruth’s Harvest. Ruth’s Harvest is a not for profit organization that prepares meals for school age children. The meals go home each weekend in backpacks. The food is designed to feed the student for the weekend. The next packing event by Rotarians will be May 4.
Mechanicsburg-North to host Rotary Means Business - February 21
The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg North will host the second RMB event of the 2018 season on Wednesday, February 21 at Hot Frog Print Media, 114 York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA.  The event is free and includes wine/beer/water and soft drinks along with some very tasty hors d'oeuvres thanks to the following sponsors: Eastern PCM; Fairway Mortgage; Hot Frog Print Media LLC; McKonly and Asbury CPAs; Reilly Insurance LLC; First National Bank and S&T Bank.  The event will start at 5:30 and end at 7:30.  Click here to RSVP NOW!  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB. Bring potential Rotarian guests! 
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
Byrnes HEC 12th Annual Drive "Fore" Health Golf Outing
Picture yourself on a sunny afternoon in June, golfing with friends and raising funds for a premier organization. Join the Byrnes Health Education Center for the 12th Annual Drive “Fore” Health Golf Outing  on June 25 at the Bent Creek Country Club. Located in Lancaster, PA.
Bent Creek boasts " our signature Jay Morrish Championship designed golf course was cited by the USGA as a 'benchmark for golf courses in the Mid-Atlantic region'." Treat yourself and become the support for preventive health.
For additional information or to make your reservations, please contact Debi Beshore at 717.848.3064 ext/ 225 or by email
The Center is a District 7390 Project, their mission:  to education and inspire people of all ages to make healthy choices.  Come out and support this great organization.
Upcoming Events
YE - Mount Asbury Weekend
Asbury Lodge
Feb 16, 2018 – Feb 18, 2018
Global Grant Scholar Interviews
York College of Pennsylvania
Feb 17, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Means Business - Northern Tier
Hot Frog Print Media
Feb 21, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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
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
Russell Hampton
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