A Message from DG Una Martone
Dear Rotarians ~
The passing of the gavel is literally taking place in over 35,000 Rotary clubs in 529 districts around the world!  It’s no different in District 7390 where 43 new club presidents are receiving the gavel.  They are receiving tried and true programs, honoring club traditions, and ready to add their own ideas and inspire new activities.  The passing of the gavel represents great succession planning, transition, leadership, authority, and most importantly, trust.  On June 29, the gavel was passed from Immediate Past District Governor Kevin Cogan to me as the newly installed District Governor at a ceremony in front of 200 Rotarians and thousands of Central Pennsylvania residents at a Harrisburg Senators game on City Island. It was quite a night ~ and THANK YOU to everyone who was able to attend.
Now, just a few days into my role, here are some of my intentions.  As District Governor, I will make every effort to embody Rotary International’s 2017/18 theme Rotary: Making a Difference.  In the words of Rotary International President, Ian Riseley, “Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.”  I couldn’t agree more in terms of the more you put into Rotary, the more you receive.  Making a difference in Rotary means changing and saving lives and the ripple effect of our efforts knows no end.
2017-18 District Directory
Did you know you can find contact information for District Committee Chairs, Past District Governors, Current District Leadership and Club Presidents on the District website? Click here for the Club Directory or Click here for the District Leadership Directory. You can email Club and District leaders right from the website. To find more contact information, you simply need to log into the District website. 
You've come a long way, Rotary!
Thirty years ago, Rotary didn't allow women members. Meet some of the women who paved the way for change in the mid-state. Read the article published by the Central Penn Business Journal. 
Byrnes HEC Rotary Appreciation Night - August 24
The staff of the Byrnes Health Education Center extend a cordial invitation to all Rotary members and guests of Rotary District 7390 to attend 
An Evening of Appreciation on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Please join us at our facility to experience your investment at work and to receive an update on new programming. Our teaching theaters will be open and our educators will be available to acquaint you with our health education mission!
Dinner will be provided. All Rotarians are welcome! 
Kindly RSVP to Kristin Marquis, 717-848-3064 ext. 229 or
Rotary Means Business - July 20
The Rotary Club of Colonial Park will host the RMB event on Thursday, 20 July at the Colonial Lounge, 580 N Mountain Road, Harrisburg, PA.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer,and soft drinks are included.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.  The event counts as a make up.    
Click here to RSVP now! And pay the $25 registration fee online. There are no refunds.  BRING POTENTIAL ROTARIAN GUESTS!!!

Fun at the ballpark during DG Una Martone's installation on June 29th! 

The Starting Line Up!
Fun on the field!
District Governor Una Martone throwing a “strike” for Rotary!
DG Una Martone and family having a ball!
Thank you PDG Kevin for your service during 2016-17!
Club Presidents trying to recruit a new member!
DGN Paddy Rooney & President Di Hershey (York)
Larger than life! President Dale Hamby (Lancaster-South). 
Installing officer PDG Janice Black & DG Una Martone.
Gettysburg Collects Bicycles & Sewing Machines
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg partnered with Healthy Adams Bicycle and Pedestrian Inc. (HAPBI) and Pedals for Progress on June 14 to collect used bicycles and sewing machines. Sixty bicycles, seven sewing machines and more than $750 in donations were collected. The bikes and sewing machines will be sent to people in Albania who need them. The donations will be used to offset shipping costs. 
Rotarians Bob Gough, Diane Hiller, Shari Brandt, Chris Kimple, and Alex Hayes, HAPBI, and Pedals for Progress volunteers prepared the bikes for shipment, loaded them onto a box truck and issued receipts to donors. Pedals for Progress plans to partner with Rotary and HAPBI annually.

Paradise Club Distributes Funds

On June 15, the Rotary Club hosted leaders from eight community organizations as they gave out much of the proceeds from this year's Amish Country Classic Bike Ride. The total donations exceeded $10,000, with The Factory Ministries, Friendship Community, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, and North Star Initiative each receiving $1500 or more. Christ's Home received $1250 and BCM International and Rotaplast each received $1000, according to President Ross Weidman.

During this year, the Club also donated much of the Bike Ride proceeds of $20,833  to support many youth activities, sending 4 students to RYLA at $2850, sponsoring student participation in the 4 Way Test Speech Contest at $450, donation to Byrnes Health Education Center, supporting the PVHS Tribe Program at $1000, student scholarships at $3000, sponsorship of Boy Scout Troop 8 at $1230, and 2 local baseball programs at $200 each.

Rotary Club of Lancaster Sunrise Honors Announces George Ament C.T.C. Award Winner

The Rotary Club of Lancaster Sunrise honored Manheim Township School student Megan Mihaljevic, the winner of the George Ament C.T.C. Award. The $1500 scholarship is awarded to the best C.T.C student in the district.

Rotary Club of Lancaster Sunrise motto is “Service Beyond Self.”  We play a leadership role in supporting many local organizations – with gifts of time, talent, and financial resources. Causes that are supported by the Rotary Club of Lancaster Sunrise include polio plus, literacy projects including supporting of the Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council and Lancaster Campaign Book Challenge, Ethiopian Eye Mission, etc.  Rotary bridges boundaries and barriers to forge humanitarian bonds of friendship and service beyond self.
Colonial Park Awards Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation awarded $42,500 to four high school seniors at the Rotary Clubs weekly meeting on June 7, 2017.  Randy Sibert, President of the Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation presented scholarships to Benjamin Monaco and Jazmyne Quijano, Dauphin County Technical School, for $5,000 each to Harrisburg Area Community College; $10,000 to Larry Vega, Dauphin County Technical School, for an engineering scholarshhip and $21,000 to Jordae Moore, Dauphin County Technical School, for a two year nursing scholarship at Harrisburg Area Community College.  Katie Stadler from Central Dauphin High School won the $1,500 Act of Kindness scholarship.
In the past two years, the Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation has awarded $80,500 in scholarship to senior students in the Central Dauphin School District.  Randy Sibert, President of the club’s foundation said, “this goes to show the dedication our Rotary Club has to helping students as they enter college.”
The Rotary Club of Colonial Park also awarded five $1,000 is scholarships to Olivia Ramsey from Central Dauphin East High School, Jackson Tenny from Central Dauphin High School, Lydia Smeltz from Central Dauphin High School, Isaac Fetterhoff from the Dauphin County Technical School and Kyla Brzitski from Bishop McDevitt High School.
The Rotary Club of Colonial Park raises the funds for the scholarships from their annual Norman P. Hetrick golf tournament and generous donations from members of the club.  The golf tournament has raised $173,983 in scholarships for students in the Central Dauphin School District to attend Harrisburg Area Community College since 2009.  Twenty-four students have benefited from this scholarship.  This is the second year the club has awarded the engineering and nursing scholarships.
Students in the Central Dauphin School District interested in learning more about the club’s scholarship program for 2018 can obtain information in the Fall at the annual college fair.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.