District 7390 Safety Committee

It is with great excitement that I share the news that a new committee is being formed in our District aimed at keeping our members and the public safe during our global pandemic and beyond.  Details of the new District 7390 Safety Committee are attached including an invitation to submit your interest in supporting the effort.  Even if you can’t volunteer for the committee please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to express the different kinds of resources and guidance your club would find useful.
Now is a time for all of us to support one another in keeping ourselves, our families and the public safe during this uncertain time.  The District is here to support you and I look forward to sharing my expertise as a nurse in helping the effort.

RMB Returns to Action - August 20

On Thursday, August 20 Rotary Means Business District 7390 will host a virtual Zoom meeting from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The event is FREE so bring your favorite drink and hors d’oeuvres and let’s get RMB going again.  Please RSVP quickly to be on the spreadsheet and only the first 50 RSVPs will be able to join the meeting.  Click here to RSVP NOW!!

Once registered, you will be given a meeting ID and password and the link to join.  Also, as you may know, you can go to and click on the “Join the meeting” link and put in the meeting ID and password. See you there!


Rotary Club of Harrisburg Commits to Reducing Hunger by Aiding the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank During the Pandemic and Economic Crisis 

On Monday, July 20, 2020 seven members of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg packed boxes for Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Since meeting virtually, Rotary Club of Harrisburg has donated $2,400.00 from the Club’s unused Monday meeting lunch budget to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
The Food Bank implemented extra safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Operations have been moved to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex to allow space for social distancing.
Pictured are club members Harry Derrick, Matt Staub, James Good (Club President 2020/21), Kris Pedaprolu, Karen Good, Addeline Alaniz Edwards and Una Martone (PDG)

Harrisburg Rotary Members Making a Dental

 Difference in the Dominican Republic

Before the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic took over our day-to-day lives, our own, Charlie Santiago and a group of caring professionals became real-life miracle workers for over 400 children in the Dominican Republic. 
In situations, life on the island for many of the countries youngest (and poorest) citizens can be very rough.  When you need immediate dental care and do not have access to it, life can become outright unbearable. 
Charlie Santiago and a team of medical professionals worked tirelessly to bring much needed relief to local communities in dire need of all the help they can get. 
During a 5-day period, the team treated over 400 children.  Some of the more heartbreaking cases involved multiple extractions, and children in unbearable pain.  With outdated equipment, a faulty generator that needed fixing every day, and a lack of air-conditioning, the team persevered through it all. 
Making it all worthwhile were the children.  Some in excruciating pain when they arrived, left with wide smiles and eyes full of gratitude.  Amidst these multiple successes, Charlie commented there were still many more children that were turned away as capacity, and the overall conditions of the facility, made it impossible to safely treat everyone. 
Molly Grady, daughter of long-time Dominican project supporter and participant Dr. Grady says, "The Dominican Project through Rotary has become an essential part of my life because of my Dad who was an active member. Since his passing two years ago, I vowed to carry out his legacy and to honor him by joining the mission in his place. The Rotarians from all the participating clubs (i.e. Baltimore, Harrisburg, Wellsboro, West Shore, and Dominican) have become a second family to me.  
“Each year in the Dominican, I see my Dad’s legacy in the Rotarians, the community, and the traditions. I have the privilege to live through what he helped establish and that is the absolute greatest blessing. This mission holds a special place in my heart because of how much it meant to him."  Founding outreach strategist Robert Hall, HRC member and District 7390 Past District Governor, worked tirelessly with Dr. Grady and others for decades to help make the mission a continuing success.  Co-planner gain this year was Jack Haskins previously a member of the HRC and now a member in the Baltimore Club.
When the pandemic subsides, making it safe to return, Charlie is working with the local Dominican Rotary club to ensure that they find a local clinic that can support a higher capacity, and provide better equipment for future trips to the region.  As of now, his planning is targeting November for their next visit as soon as they receive clearance locally.
If you feel you would like to help in advance planning or on the next trip, please contact Charlie at 717 230-0610 or Please help this critical outreach continue the decades of service the Rotary Club of Harrisburg has been a major pillar of this program.
Great Job Charlie and the Entire Team!  GO ROTARY!!!!

22nd Annual Denver-Ephrata Rotary Golf Tournament

Annual Golf Tournament 

The Rotary Clubs of Hummelstown, Northern Lebanon County & Palmyra are hosting their annual golf tournament on Friday, August 21. Click here for more information

17th Annual Golf Tournament

The York-East Rotary Club is hosting their 17th annual golf tournament on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at noon.  The event will be held at Briarwood Golf Club - East course.  Golfer registration cost $90 per person and sponsorships are available.  We'd love for you to join our club and help us raise money for local charities and our Students of the Month program.  Please contact Becky Disney at for more info or click here to download a flier.  Thank you! 
Upcoming Events
Grant Committee Meeting
Aug 03, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Youth Exchange 2019-20 Outbound Debriefing
Aug 08, 2020
District Wide Training
Aug 10, 2020
Leadership Meeting
Aug 11, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Wide RMB Zoom Meeting
Aug 20, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Leadership Meeting
Sep 08, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Sep 14, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
D7390 Annual Assessments Due
Sep 18, 2020
Zone 24 & 32 Learning to Lead Summit
Sep 23, 2020 – Sep 26, 2020
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