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The Rotary Foundation Dinner - November 5, 2020

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Rotary Foundation dinner on November 5, 2020 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.! This will be a virtual event with no cost to attend, however, we are encouraging everyone to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation in lieu of a registration fee. There will be a keynote speaker and awards presented. 

Ride to Eradicate POLIO

Rotary Leadership Institute

Rotary Leadership Institute Hosted by D-7390
Registration for the Harrisburg, Oct. 24, 2020, Virtual RLI is now open!

Please plan to attend the next Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) hosted by D7390, which will be held virtually on Oct. 24, 2020. Please save the date and register at your earliest convenience. As you know, RLI is a leadership and development program to strengthen Rotary Clubs through education, collaboration and the exchange of ideas among its future leaders. A three-part curriculum facilitated by experienced, trained faculty members engaging participants through open discussion, problem-solving and creative role-play. The Rotary Leadership Institute is an opportunity to meet with other Rotarians, share experiences, and learn new skills to take back to your club. You don't have to be in the leadership chain to benefit from this institute. If you want to learn more about this wonderful organization that we call Rotary and find out what you can actually do to start changing the world, PLEASE place this event on your schedule.
When can I attend RLI? Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. via zoom.
Ready to register? Go to Look at the schedule on the left-hand menu and click on "More Info". Then click on Read More below to see the step by step instructions. 

Registration closes October 20, 2020! The cost is $25.00.

Course Levels: Parts I, II, III, and Graduate (The graduate-level will focus on Fundraising)

Questions? Contact PDG Hector Ortiz, RLI Site Chair at or 717-608-0444.Please register NOW for the Oct. 24, 2020 virtual RLI at

District 7390 Passport Club Charter Night Celebration

It is with great pride that we announce the chartering of The Rotary Club of District 7390 Passport.  This newest addition to our District has submitted all the necessary paperwork and is awaiting the official charter.  We will be holding a virtual Charter Night celebration on Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m.

If you cannot join us for the Charter Night celebration, please remember that you are always welcome to make up at any District 7390 Passport Club meeting!  

Click here to REGISTER TODAY for the Charter Night Event!

Become a Youth Exchange Host Family!

District Governor 2023-2024 Nominations Now OPEN

The time has come to begin the nominating process for our District Governor 2023-2024.  You are encouraged to suggest a qualified candidate for the District Governor Nominee 2023-2024. Suggestions must be made in the form of a resolution adopted at a regular Club meeting and certified by the Club Secretary. You may suggest a Rotarian from another Club so long as you first obtain the concurrence of the Club where the proposed candidate is a member.
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.
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.    
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 Nominee 2023-2024 must be received in the District Office by December 11, 2020 to be considered by the Nominating Committee. Interviews for the 2023-2024 District Governor will be held Monday, January 11, 2021. A location is yet to be determined.

Youth Exchange Workshop - October 24 - It's Time to Apply

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG)

Many ESRAG members have been hard at work on the Feral Freon™ collection project. Rotarians are needed NOW for last 17 U.S. cities in pilot project. Do you live in or near these locations?Or do you have friends, relatives, or Rotary contacts near these cities? Are you available to volunteer to contact Rotary clubs to help find contacts?
Contact Ariel Miller with questions or to sign up.
17 Cities in 12 States needing Rotary champions NOW in ESRAG’s Feral Freon Pilot:
  • Alabama: Huntsville – 200 pounds , Birmingham – 100 pounds ,
  • Montgomery – 150 pounds
  • Florida: Chipley – 100 pounds
  • Georgia: Marietta – 50 pounds, Macon – 50 pounds
  • Indiana: Evansville – 50 pounds
  • Kentucky: Louisville – 50 pounds
  • Louisiana: Baton Rouge – 100 pounds
  • Mississippi: Biloxi – 100 pound
  • Missouri: Springfield – 100 pounds, Jefferson City – 100 pounds
  • New Jersey:   Atlantic City – 100 pound
  • Pennsylvania: Harrisburg – 200  pounds
  • Tennessee: Chattanooga – 150 pounds, Knoxville – 100 pounds
  • Virginia: Norfolk – 200 pounds
If you live in one of these American cities and volunteer a four hours on two different days before the end of October, you can help ESRAG permanently prevent the escape of 50,000 tonnes of Freon™, an incredibly potent greenhouse gas. The impact will be equivalent to taking 9,463 gas-powered cars off the road for an entire year.
Most cities in the pilot have only 100 pounds of Freon – just a few cylinders – to collect this fall. Freon is non-flammable, non-explosive, and non-corrosive.
Only 17 of the cities in the pilot project are left to cover do not yet have Rotary champions: help us cover them!
For the pilot project to succeed, we need 2-4 volunteers from a Rotary Club within 50 miles of each city. This link explains the minimal time and storage space required, and the tasks that the Rotarians will carry out to document and prepare the cylinders for collection and destruction.
If this pilot project succeeds, and we can move into the next phase - ESRAG will have the chance to earn as much as $1 million by the end of 2021 to fund projects that slow global warming, such as wind and solar projects, reforestation, reducing food waste, and educating girls.
Thank you for your support of this project!
Jennie Lewis
Eastern North America Regional Chapter Chair, Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG)

Rotary Night at the Drive-In

The Rotary Club of York Awards $ 2,000 Scholarship to a York College Nursing Student  

The Rotary Club of York Student Education Committee has selected its first recipient of the Carol Wagman Nursing Scholarship, Jenna Hufnagle.  Jenna was awarded a $ 2,000 scholarship towards her York College of Pennsylvania education.  A 2017 graduate of York Suburban High School, she is currently a junior Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major.  Jenna is employed by WellSpan as a Nursing Assistant for the Nursing Resource Team at York Hospital.  

A Rotary Club of York member for over 5 years, Carol Wagman established the Carol Wagman scholarship in 2018.  This scholarship is set up to help York County High School graduates fulfill their educational goal pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from York College of Pennsylvania.  For more information about the student scholarship program, please contact Rotary Club of York Student Education Administrator Renea Oberdick at   

RMB Fellowship Global Meeting

RMBers, here is an opportunity to be part of a virtual international RMB Fellowship event hosted by two Indian Chapters in Bangalore and Pune India but also including Chapters from Brazil, Mexico, the USA and more. The RMB Fellowship Event ( a chance to see how the RMB Fellowship of which we are Chapter # 4 operates internationally) will take place on Thursday, October 22 and will begin at 9:30 AM Eastern time on that date.  This is an opportunity to hear interesting speakers and  make international connections in the wider world of the RMB Fellowship.  Even if you regard your business as essentially local, you may learn something valuable and make unexpected connections that will help your business.
If you decide to join the meeting, please send the following information to Sachin Gururaj at your name, club name,phone number with country code [US country code is +1 (001)], email address, Rotary classification (vocation/business), do you wish to be contacted by phone or email for any business opportunities and if you do what is your preferred local time to receive a call.  Please send your RSVP with this info directly to Sachin Gururaj by email and copy Alden Cunningham  

Rotary Network

Fellow District 7390 Rotarians and RMBers, Rotary International has developed what it calls the Rotary Network to help Rotarians in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. It consists of six key areas: Career Services, Business Networking (the RMB Fellowship and its 104 Chapters worldwide), the Rotary Business Directory (a sort of worldwide Rotary Yellow Pages), Vocational Mentoring, Financial Information, and Sharing Ideas (a Rotary BLOG). Please go to and check the site out. After that please open the Rotary Business Directory and enter your business contact information along with a brief phrase on what your business is about. 
Right now there is one entry from our district from a Rotarian business in Lebanon. I think what happens is when you go to the Business Directory you should see all the nearby area Rotarian businesses. I am hoping to confirm this by having District 7390 Rotarians post on the Business Directory, and then we can see whether this will serve as a Yellow Pages function for us - a sort of "first stop" when we are looking for services Second, I want to get your feedback on the Rotary Network itself. Does this have value for you? Will you use it? Thank you for your support.

District 7390 Passport Club Hosts Pints for Polio Event

Southern York County Fundraiser

Help us construct a 40' Flagpole with a 8' x 12' American Flag and a "Welcome to Southern York County" Sign.

Sponsor a Star on the American Flag with a $200 donation.  The first 50 Star Sponsors will be recognized on a beautiful plaque to be posted around the community. Please provide your name, contact information, and/or the name of the person you'd like to honor in the comments or send an email to “” Thank You! 

With the recent construction at the Shrewsbury 83 Interchange, your local civic organizations are looking to install a 40' flagpole to fly the American Flag and a "Welcome to Southern York County" sign at the interchange.  We need your help in raising funds so we can make this dream a reality.  

The New Freedom Lions Club, New Freedom VFW Post 7012,  Shrewsbury Area Centennial Lions Club and Southern York County Rotary Club are working together to sponsor the new Shrewsbury Exit 4 Ramp on Interstate 83. We could use your support!

Current Project Needs:
1.  Welcome sign welcoming travelers to Southern York County (estimate $6k-$8k) 
2. 40’ flagpole with pole mounted lighting fixture (estimate $2.5k) 
3. American made USA and PA flags ($400)

Once construction on the interchange is complete, our organizations will work together to install the above items as well as provide perpetual upkeep of the interchange through basic maintenance and litter cleanup.

How You Can Help:
1. Donate to help us purchase the above mentioned project needs. Any amount helps. 
2. Sponsor a star on the American flag with a $200 donation. After the interchange is completed and all project items are installed we will host a ceremony honoring all Star Sponsors. 
3. Share our fundraiser! The more you share the more community members are able to help contribute to this project.

Show your civic pride and love for Southern York County! Make a donation in any amount to help us create a beautiful and welcoming entrance to Pennsylvania!

Thank you for your donation and your assistance!  If you are interested in learning more about our respective volunteer organizations, please visit our websites:
SYC Rotary:
New Freedom Lions:
Shrewsbury Lions:
New Freedom VFW Post 7012:
Upcoming Events
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2020
Ride to Eradicate Polio
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail - Shippensburg Trail Head
Oct 24, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Oct 24, 2020
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Nov 02, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner
Virtual Event
Nov 05, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Leadership Meeting
Nov 10, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RMB Northern Tier
Nov 12, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District 7390 Passport Club Charter Night
Virtual Event
Nov 17, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Symposium - Life on Land
Nov 19, 2020 – Nov 21, 2020
Grant Committee Meeting
Dec 07, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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