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Rotary Means Business - March 24

Rotary District 7390 RMB will host the 61st RMB networking event on Wednesday March 24 at 4:00-5:30 PM via Zoom. As with most Zoom events, there will be no charge, but you must register to receive the Zoom link.  Registration can be made through the following link: http://bit.ly/RMBmarch2021  

Special Deal for Donations to PolioPlus

The eradication of Polio is Rotary International's number one promise to the world. It is our largest global project. We have made much great progress over the years, yet there is still much to be done. The infrastructure of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (of which RI is a partner) has most recently been used to combat COVID. Now countries around the world are re-instituting Polio vaccinations for their children. And Rotary is there to help.

But it is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer that the effort needs money in order to keep going. So, I am asking you to make a special donation of at least $100 to the PolioPlus Fund. This would be over and above your normal annual donation to PolioPlus.

And, if you do, I will:
  • Personally obtain the commemorative coin (actually, I already have them)
  • Personally mount the coin in a coin display thing-a-ma-jig. (Actually, I already have these, too)
  • Personally purchase the padded envelop (news flash, I already have these, too)
  • Personally address the aforementioned padded envelop to you.  My personal handwriting is sure to be a collector’s item some day.
  • Personally mail you an official US Mint one dollar coin which commemorates the discovery of the Polio vaccine. (actually, my bookkeeper will mail it since the post office is on the way to work for her.)
So then, I buy the coin. I buy the coin display thing-a-ma-jig. I buy the padded envelope. I will hand address the envelop in nearly calligraphy-like perfection. Or at least legible enough for the post office. I pay for the postage.
 
And all you need to do is make a one-time contribution to PolioPlus. Over and above your normal PolioPlus donation.
 
Here is how you do it. Select endpolo.org or myrotary.org. After you sign in, look in the upper right-hand corner of the home page for the DONATE button. Click that button and follow the easy-to-understand instructions. You will get Paul Harris points AND, more importantly, you will join thousands of Rotarians across the world in eradicating a horrible disease.

To get the coin, just email me a copy of your receipt from TRF to pdgjohn2015@gmail.com and I will get the coin in the mail to you, with my personal thanks. Oh. And this offer is limited to the first seventy-seven people who respond. That's all the coins I have left.

Join members of my club who have already made a special contribution to PolioPlus.
 
Join us in Rotary's number one mission! And thank you.
 
John Kramb
District 7390 Rotary Foundation Chair

Rotary & The United Nations: Together in History

Celebrating 75 Years of Joint International Service

The United Nations (UN) serves as a global forum where countries raise and discuss the most difficult issues, including problems of health, climate, education and peace. Since helping to charter the United Nations in 1945, Rotarians and the United Nations have worked together toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues worldwide.

In September 2020, the United Nations reaffirmed its commitment to leave no-one behind, protect our planet, promote peace, engage young people and be better prepared for future crises. These are opportunities for us to take action.

On 10 April 2021, join people of action from around the world for an online event “75 Years of Action,” celebrating Rotarians’ lasting support of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This event- a live premier of reflections and flash talks with first-hand experiences- will emphasize UN officials and Rotarians’ shared values and ongoing history of empowering and connecting people to opportunities through a series of flash talks and brief discussions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!!

2021 District Conference

 

Come join us!

We are excited to be your guides as we set out exploring new opportunities together. Our path will take us into a world of leadership, learning, fellowship and fun! All from the comfort of your own home!

This exciting adventure will also include the opportunity to join with fellow Rotarians safely in service throughout the three districts!

Join together with us in our exploration.

REGISTER TODAY!!

Northern Lebanon Rotary Donates Equipment to Local High School

Here are recent graduate (and Tech Services staffer) Kyle Wall with Computer/Business Education Teacher Mr. George and Secondary Principal Dr. Ebert getting familiarized with the wide array of new digital cameras, lavalier microphones, lighting, and portable green screens made possible through a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Northern Lebanon County.
 
The Northern Lebanon Secondary School wants to thank Elaine Ludwig and the entire Rotary Club of Northern Lebanon County for investing in broadcasting, journalism, and communications education!
 

Rotary Veterans Initiative Seeking Mentors

The Rotary Veterans Initiative is looking for mentors in the following fields:  Business Administration and its Supply Chain Management component and the Franchise Business, and a Physician.
 
Mentors can be from our network of district Rotarians or from their friends and acquaintances that may be experts in these areas.  Please contact PDG Alden Cunningham at amccjc2@gmail.com if you can mentor or have anyone that has agreed to be a mentor for a student veteran from Harrisburg Community College.  Thank you.

RCH Members Support Future Leaders Through A Decades Long History of College Scholarship Funding

The value of continuing education can never be underestimated.
 
For many years, Rotary Club of Harrisburg (RCH) members have financially and functionally support high school students from area schools attain valued scholarships.  The scholarship awards are for $2,000 each.  It is estimated the Club members have funded hundreds of scholarships.
 
According to Scholarship Chair Curt Stutzman, “Our committee has been supporting four students for quite some time now.  Typically, we select one student from each of the four area school districts in our Club’s footprint.  I say, typically, because one year our committee had tied scoring sheets.”
 
Students from John Harris High School, Harrisburg Sci Tech, Steelton-Highspire High School and Bishop McDevitt High School are encouraged every year to submit detailed applications.  Committee members score the applications using a scoring system that looks at a number of factors, including financial need, rank in class, an essay and more.  Committee members review the submissions and make the final scholarship determinations.
Stutzman says, “The RCH pancake breakfast held in October each year is the largest fundraiser for the Club.  Most of the scholarship funding comes from the proceeds.  Occasionally, as in the case of the tied scoring, we need to request additional funding from the Club’s Foundation coffers.”
 
Stutzman has been the Scholarship Committee’s chair for four years.  When asked why he serves, he said, “I like to be of service in ways that I can help and this is one way to do that for our Club.  I enjoy the interaction with the students at the lunch when we host them to present the awards.  I like to hear their goals and plans for their future. 
 
Over my years as a committee member and chair, I’ve seen many of these students as future leaders in our community and hope they eventually become engaged Rotarians.  I also think my being detail oriented helps in updating the application and tabulation of the scores.”
 
Students frequently send thank you notes like this one, “Thank you so much for this opportunity, this really means a lot to me and my family! Thank you again.”  A.C.
 
Members of the Scholarship Committee include Karen Cullings, Carolyn Dumaresq, Michael Eby, Peggy Grove, Betty Hungerford, Curt Stutzman (Chair), Michele Tantardini and Sue Ward-Diorio.

District Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Because it is the Right Thing To Do!

Is your Rotary Club looking for more members?

Members that will do the work of Rotary.

Let me share a focus for your club moving forward.

Rotary International has established a Taskforce for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 
District 7390 is forming a new committee to assist clubs with growth through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. If you are interested in joining this committee please email PDG Dennis Zubler, dennis.zubler@gmail.com 
 
A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities.
 
To help us achieve our goal, the RI Board of Directors passed a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement: As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
 
Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders. Making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority is everyone's responsibility — from Rotary members to staff at the Secretariat.
 
 

Hike 4 Polio

Service Activities Page on the District Website

 
If the video does not appear, please click here to view it. 
 
We are gathering information on service activities that have taken place in the District or that your club is planning to complete. The projects will be listed on this page and will not be taken off. This page will showcase the good works of Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in District 7390!
 
Submit your service activity information today by clicking here
 

Ride for the Community - May 8

 

Click here to register today!! 

Upcoming Events
World Water Day
Mar 22, 2021
 
Rotary Means Business
Zoom
Mar 24, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Zoom
Apr 05, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Rotary Day at the United Nations
Virtual Event
Apr 10, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Leadership Meeting
Zoom
Apr 13, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Earth Day
Apr 22, 2021
 
District Conference
Virtual Event
Apr 30, 2021 – May 02, 2021
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Zoom
May 03, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Leadership Meeting
Zoom
May 11, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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