Happy Mother's Day!

Hello everyone!  I’d like to take this moment to extend a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who are Rotarians in District 7390.  New moms, seasoned moms, grand moms, and all the people who have taken on the role of MOM in any capacity, deserve to be celebrated.
As moms, we are often the first teachers and role models for our children.  We have such an enormous responsibility to nurture our children and  shape them to somehow contribute to this world and make a difference.   As Rotarian Moms, we have an added responsibility to demonstrate SERVICE ABOVE SELF and the 4-WAY TEST to our children.   As Rotarian Moms, we also have the added challenge of balancing motherhood with our commitment to Rotary and the service projects & activities associated with membership.  As Rotarian Moms, we have the benefit of community networks, friendships, and international fellowship that we can pass on to our children ~ no matter what age they are.  
When I joined the Rotary Club of Harrisburg in 2006, my son Michael was 10 and my daughter McCaffrey was 7 years old.  For the past 12 years, they have experienced Rotary through me and alongside me every step of the way.  Rotary has enriched all of our lives.  With much attention toward engaging women in Rotary, it is so important for us to communicate this message outward ~ MOTHERHOOD AND ROTARY CAN PEACEFULLY CO-EXIST!  I’ve seen it at all levels throughout District 7390 and I’ve experienced it myself.  So, congratulations to all the women who have successfully woven Rotary into their families.  Shout out to the women who manage professional careers, happy families, and lives of service. You are all rock stars.  Happy Mother’s Day!

2018 District Conference

The 2018 District Conference was a huge success! Watch the video to see the fun everyone had. 
Congratulations to the following Rotarians and Clubs that received awards!
  • District Governor's Citation -  Carlisle, Carlisle-Sunrise, Elizabethtown, Hanover, Harrisburg, Harrisburg-Keystone, New Holland, York
  • District Outstanding Service Award - Linda Spotts (Susquehanna Township)
  • The Rotary Foundation District Service Award - Trevor Reed (New Holland), Cher Kondor (York-East)
  • Dogged Pursuit Award - Kathleen Stoup (Carlisle)
  • Best Club Awards - Extra Small: New Holland, Small: Mechanicsburg, Medium: Harrisburg-Keystone, Large: Carlisle-Sunrise, Extra Large: Mechanicsburg-North, Extraordinary: York
  • District Lifetime Achievement Award - PDG Albert Alley (Lebanon)
  • RI Service Above Self Award - Joe Rebman (Elizabethtown)

SAVE THE DATE - October 13 - Rotary Leadership Institute

Lancaster Sunrise Ride for Literacy - May 12

The Lancaster Sunrise Rotary Club will be having its 15th annual Ride For Literacy on Saturday May 12, 2018. The event will help promote literacy in Lancaster County. Riders are able to choose between three leisure routes: 10, 21, or 43 miles, or combine rides to enjoy the longer challenge of a metric century. All rides begin and end at Manheim Township Community Park. The park is located approximately one mile west of Route 501 on East Petersburg Road, Lancaster. The event will be held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit literacy efforts in Lancaster County through the Literacy Council of Lancaster/ Lebanon, the Lancaster Sunrise Rotary’s local school reading program and the club’s international mission to improve eye sight in Ethiopia and other international locations. sign up on by following this link:

Rotary Means Business - May 16

The Rotary Club of Hershey and Group C will host the fifth RMB networking event of the 2018 season on Wednesday, May 16 at Troegs Independent Brewing, 200 East Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, PA.  The event is FREE with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres provided.  The event will start at 5:30 and end at 8:00 pm.  RSVP NOW!!  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests!

Former Youth Exchange Scholar Kathryn Fogleman Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship

A record eight Valparaiso University graduating seniors and recent alumnae have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for English Teaching Assistantships for the 2018–2019 academic year from the United States Department of State and the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
“These young women are a credit to Valpo and to our faculty, and our success this year with the Fulbright program is simply outstanding,” said Mark L. Biermann, Ph.D., provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “This achievement is a confirmation of the exceptional education students receive at Valparaiso University, and I am confident that these bright young women will continue to represent us well in their future endeavors.”
In all, Valpo had 11 applicants, nine semi-finalists and eight finalists for Fulbright grants this year. In the past 15 years, 43 Valpo students and alumni have been named Fulbright finalists.
“Having this many Fulbright finalists makes this a record-breaking year on our campus, but more than that, these remarkable women’s accomplishments epitomize values at the heart of our University’s mission: global engagement, meaningful service and academic excellence,” said Jon T. Kilpinen ’88, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The 2018 Valparaiso University Fulbright finalists are:
  • Kathryn Fogleman ’17, finalist for an English Teaching Assistantship in Timor L’Este. Kathryn received her degree in international relations and humanities. In 2016, she received a CAPS (Calling And Purpose in Society) Fellowship to serve at Venn Strategies in Washington, D.C. This is the inaugural year for Fulbright grants in Timor L’Este, and Kathryn is one of two finalists being placed there.
The eight Valpo finalists are among more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research and teach abroad for the 2018–2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and leadership in their respective fields.
“I am delighted so many Fulbright committees across the United States and around the world this year recognized what we know to be true about our students,” said Anna R. Stewart, Ph.D., assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and Fulbright program advisor at Valpo. “These remarkable women are setting off to do good and important work in the world. Indeed, they already have.”
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Gettysburg Prepares Meals for Hungry Children

The May Community Service event for the Rotary Club of Gettysburg was held on May 3 at the Lincoln Elementary School in Gettysburg.  Members of the club prepared over 100 sets of meals for hungry children in the Gettysburg and other area schools.  The Gettysburg Club has teamed up with Ruth's Harvest to provide those meals and performs this meal assembly several times each year.

Bus Transportation to RI Convention

Now that you are registered for Convention, have you thought about transportation to get there? Do you want to sit back and relax in style while spending time with other District 7390 Rotarians? We have chartered a deluxe motorcoach that will be vinyl wrapped with Rotary bling to take you there!
The bus will leave on Saturday, June 23 and return on Thursday, June 28.
The bus will leave from Dicks Sporting Goods (Kenneth Road) in York at 6:00 a.m. on June 23. Then travel to the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill) for pick-up at 7:00 a.m. You can leave cars parked at Dick’s, but please have someone drop you off at the hotel.
We will stop for breakfast, lunch and a few other brief stops to stretch your legs. Arrival in Toronto will be around 5:00 p.m.
The return ride home will leave Toronto around 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28 and arrive back to Camp Hill around 4:00 p.m. and York around 5:00 p.m.
Cost—$200 per person
Please contact Melissa Bruck ( or 717-854-7842) to reserve your seats. Payment must be made by check or cash. Sorry - no credit cards accepted for the bus transportation. 

Hummelstown 26th Annual Golf Tournament

The Hummelstown Rotary Club is proud to announce that the 26th Annual Golf Tournament, which supports the Herbert A. Schaffner Scholarship Fund benefitting seniors at Lower Dauphin High School, will be held this year on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Sunset Golf Club, Middletown, PA. There will be a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.

The cost per golfer is $80 which includes green fees, cart, and dinner. Hole sponsorships are $100. Again, this year we are offering a discount for any combination of a hole sponsorship and a foursome of golfers. Hole sponsor signs will be posted on the golf course and recognized at dinner.

In the past twenty-five years,contributions have raised more than $230,000 toward the scholarship fund. As a result of contributions from last year’s tournament, the Hummelstown Rotary Club will be able to award scholarships totaling up to $10,000 this year to seniors graduating from Lower Dauphin High School. 

The Hummelstown Rotary Club and our scholarship recipients invite you to participate in this worthy cause by sponsoring a hole, playing in the tournament or taking advantage of our new combination package. Forms are included for registering golfers and hole sponsors.

On behalf of Hummelstown Rotary Club and the past and future recipients of the Herbert A. Schaffner Memorial Scholarships, we appreciate your consideration and hope that we can count on your support this year.

Rotary Cup Club Golf Tournament

Elizabethtown Rotary 25th Annual Golf Major

Join us in our fight against the Opioid Crisis by sponsoring the 25th Annual Elizabethtown Rotary Golf Major! This year’s tournament is being held Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at Conestoga Country Club in Lancaster.

Elizabethtown Rotary Club continues to reach out to business leaders in the community who are looking for membership in a fun, youthful, engaged and committed service club, or who want to form a great partnership to contribute to the public good. We are hoping that your business will become and/or continue to be part of our team.

Please view the brochure for additional information. We hope you can join us for a great day of golf, food, fun and fellowship at the Conestoga Country Club. We are requesting businesses to help the cause through sponsorship or donation of items for auction.

We anticipate a full afternoon of golf, with fantastic prizes, so there are many ways for you to get involved. We hope that we can partner with YOUR business at some level this year to help our club fight the opioid crisis by funding strategies to identify and service at risk students. Thank you for giving this your thoughtful consideration.
Upcoming Events
RYLA Applications Due to the District Office
May 04, 2018
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
May 14, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Means Business - Northern Tier
Troegs Independent Brewing
May 16, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Youth Exchange Tri-Annual Meeting
PA United Church Center
May 19, 2018
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
YE - Farewell Picnic
Country Club of York
Jun 03, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Jun 04, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Messiah College
Jun 10, 2018 1:00 PM –
Jun 14, 2018 9:00 PM
District Governors Installation
Hershey Lodge
Jun 14, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.