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.

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!

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. 

Give Local York - Friday, May 4, 2018

For 24 hours, “SHARE” your support for Rotary by going online to donate during the “GIVE LOCAL YORK” event. The Rotary Clubs of York County will be raising funds to purchase and train a drug detection dog for the York County District Attorney’s office, The Drug Task Force and the Sheriff’s Department to combat the opioid and heroin abuse and overdose crisis in York County.
Your donation will help to rid our communities of drugs and save the lives of our children, grandchildren, and first responders.
Questions?  Contact the Rotary Club of York at 717-848-1370 or

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:

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.

Hanover Rotary Plants Trees

The Rotary Club of Hanover, family members, the Borough of Hanover Shade Tree Commission and the local Forest Service gathered at Longarm Reservoir on Saturday to plant 60 trees for our Day of Service.  Another 20 tress, which the club purchased, are already planted at various locations around Hanover.  The weather was perfect, everyone had fun and as one member said; “it was nice to have fellowship outside of our normal meeting time and location.”  The Mayor of Hanover will honor the Rotary Club of Hanover for their service to the community with a Mayor’s Proclamation.  

York Rotarians Plant Trees

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, a team of Rotarians from the Downtown York Rotary Club’s Preserve Planet Earth Committee, friends, and family members helped to plant 20 trees throughout the city of York. Some of the species of tree that were planted were Locust, Hawthorn, Ginkgo, Lilac, Hornbeam, and Black Gum. The 20 trees were planted on East Market, East Cottage, South George, Duke, Beaver, College, West Princess, and East Philadelphia Streets. During this service time the volunteers enjoyed a time of fellowship, hard work, and the reward of helping to enhance the tree canopy of the City of York.

Rotary Cup Club Golf Tournament

York Club Makes Blankets for Children

We had approximately 20 volunteers who completed 16 blankets that are made of fleece with fun themes for children.   The blankets are being donated to the YWCA York’s ACCESS York program.  This program is a domestic abuse shelter in York that has intake safe houses for women and their children who are displaced due to violence.  The children will be given  a reusable bag that will contain a blanket, and age appropriate book, and a stuffed animal.  There are different bags for boys and girls and different age groups.  The bags with the blankets will be presented to Jean Treauthart, a Downtown York Rotarian and the execuative director of YWCA York’s Access York program, on May 9, 2018 at our weekly meeting.

Carlisle-Sunrise Plants Trees

The Rotary Club of Carlisle Sunrise planted 20 Japanese Zelkova trees along the Big Spring High School cross country course Saturday April 21st as part of the Club’s Day of Service.

The tree planting was in support of Rotary International President Ian Riseley’s global project to plant a tree for every one of the 1.2 Million members of Rotary International during his Presidential year.

The Sunrise Rotary Club performed this project using Rotary District matching grant funds and as part of their commitment to perform Community Service.

The Club worked with Rick Gillam, the Big Spring School Districts manager of Buildings and Grounds and Sam Sheeler, the Districts’ maintenance manager on the planning for this project.  The School District used their tractor and auger to drill the holes for the trees.

Eighteen Sunrise Rotarians, assisted by the sons of two members along with two members of the Big Spring High School’s National Honor Society worked a total of over 125 volunteer hours to plant, fertilize, water, stake and mulch the 20 six to ten foot tall trees in less than three hours.

As six members of the Rotary Club of Carlisle Sunrise are graduates of the Big Spring School District, the school is an integral part of the Club’s community.

Someday soon, families, spectators and athletes will enjoy the shade and clean air that these trees will provide as they cheer on their favorite cross country runners.

Drone picture courtesy of Ace Drone Services, Carlisle, PA.

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.

Millersburg Participates in Day of Service

For the April 21, 2018 Rotary Day of Service and Arbor Day, the Millersburg Rotary Club partnered with Millersburg Borough, Millersburg Boy Scout Troop 151, and the Millersburg Lions Club to plant 15 trees in the first phase of the MYO Park Centennial Renovation Project. We planted rosebud, pink dogwood, swamp white oak, and scarlet red oak trees. After lunch, we helped paint the Millersburg Ferry Boats in preparation for their preseason Coast Guard inspection. 

Gettysburg Rotary Cleans Up

As part of its Earth Day celebration, members of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg and Gettysburg College Rotaract Club worked on April 21 cleaning up a two mile section of Route 30 just east of Gettysburg.  The clubs remove trash from this section of Route 30 two times each year as part of their environmental commitment to the community.

New Oxford Interact & Rotarians Clean up Park

The New Oxford Interact Club along with Rotary Members cleaned the Bonneauville Park as a way to give back on the day of service on April 21. Pictured (L-R): Briana Garcia, Ivan Garcia, Mrs. Stein, Alex Garcia, Colin Rockey, Donaji Lozada and Angeles Lozada

Harrisburg Cleans up Park

15 Rotarians from the Harrisburg Rotary Club spent several hours  cleaning up Riverfront Park and the Verbeke Street Island which leads to the Broad Street Market from Front Street. A tiring, but very successful day. 

Successful RMB Opportunity Summit

The Southern Tier of District 7390 hosted a very successful first RMB Opportunity Summit at the District 7390 Conference in Harrisburg, PA, USA on Friday, April 27 with 27 Rotarians and guests (future Rotarians) attending from the Rotary Clubs of Carlisle, Colonial Park, Hanover, Harrisburg, Harrisburg Keystone, Hershey, Lancaster South, Mechanicsburg, Paradise, and York.  All enjoyed a very informative talk by Mr. Kevin Shivers, the Executive State Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses.  His talk focused on how to make our communities in PA stronger through the strengthening of local small businesses by less regulation and emphasizing what he called “gardening” (cultivating small businesses) and not “hunting” that is looking for the big company to come into PA such as Amazon. 
After the talk everyone shifted to the Circle exercise and had a very dynamic and fast-moving networking exercise followed by the social or cocktail hour where many great connections were made.  Kudos to DG Una Martone for integrating RMB into the Conference, to John Bailey for securing our speaker, to Alaine Keisling for setting up our event spreadsheet and survey, and to Scott Stevens for being the Circle Master.  Finally, thank you to all who participated and made the event worthwhile for everyone attending.  Photos show cocktail connections and the fun and fellowship of RMB helped greatly by the “No Last Call” band.

Local Rotary Clubs Accept the Challenge

Ian H.S. Riseley of New Zealand, the current President of Rotary International, challenged the 35,000 Rotary clubs around the world to plant one tree for each member as part of Rotary’s efforts to enhance environmental sustainability.  The Rotary Clubs of Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg-North, and West Shore accepted that challenge and undertook a project to plant 100 trees.  The trees will be planted at the Hampden Township Veterans Park, located at 4345 Marketplace Way, Enola.  The clubs are working in concert with Hampden Township and the Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee. 
The first 35 trees will be planted on Saturday, May 5, 2018, between 8 am and 1 pm.  The public is invited to participate in this activity by signing up at this link:
Funds for the project are made possible in part by a $14,425 matching grant from the TreeVitalize Grants Program which is managed by TreePennsylvania.  PennFuture applied for the grant which is being managed by the clubs.  The AMES Companies, Inc. in Hampden Township is a partner in the project, donating wheelbarrows, shovels, and other hand tools.  Good's Tree and Lawn Care of Harrisburg is offering technical assistance.
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.