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A Message from DG Una Martone
Greetings Fellow Rotarians ~
 
With membership being Rotary International’s focus this month, let’s take a moment to thank the Membership Chairs in our clubs and those who serve on our Membership Committees.  They are creative, and energetic people;  faithful to the work of Rotary International and dedicated to sustaining the legacy of Service above Self.  Let’s thank our District Membership Chair, Past District Governor Hector Ortiz, for his tireless efforts to position Rotary District 7390 for continued growth and vibrancy.  Let’s thank our Area Membership Coordinators for their efforts and contributions.  They offer support to Club Presidents in countless ways.  While we’re at it, let’s take a moment to thank our Club Presidents for being ambassadors of Rotary in their vocations and in their communities.  The very act of being a Club President is a testament to MEMBERSHIP.  Being a Club President is often a thankless job, and they’re certainly not in it for the recognition, but let’s give it to them anyways! THANK YOU!
 
To everyone who has attracted a new member to Rotary in District 7390 this year, I say THANK YOU.  To everyone who brings a guest to a club meeting and who brings a friend to a service project, I say THANK YOU.  These activities are helping to grow our membership and are sure to bear fruit at some point.  In my club visits this month, I’ve met some Rotarians who have been members longer than I’ve been alive.  Their loyalty and dedication is truly an example of Service Above Self.  THANK YOU. 
 
It has also been my honor to induct several new members and to report that district-wide membership is headed in the right direction. 
 
Shout outs to some of the creative membership strategies that I’ve heard along the way:
  • The Rotary Club of Eastern York County just recruited a former RYLA student to their club.  AND, they have a French fry wagon at the high school football games.  No better recruiting than French fries!
  • Last year the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown established an alternate meeting time and attracted over 20 NEW MEMBERS, primarily under the age of 40.  This idea is taking off and alternate meeting times have also been implemented at the Rotary Club of Hershey, the Rotary Club of Gettysburg, the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North (and maybe even more)!  Kudos to you!
  • The Rotary Club of Harrisburg established a Family Membership status so that immediate family members of current club members can join at a cost that does not include the price of meals, making this an affordable option.  Several club members took advantage of this program, including me!  Yes, my husband, Mike, is among the newest members of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg!
 
So many great strides in MEMBERSHIP are taking place throughout the district.  We should all be proud.  To learn more, borrow ideas and discuss some of the newest membership strategies, consider joining the District-Wide day of training on Saturday, November 4 at which time a membership seminar, PR seminar, foundation seminar, and grants training will take place.  Details and registration will be available shortly! 
 
It's all about building a pipeline for the future.  The world needs Rotarians today and the world will need Rotarians in the future.  Our communities need Rotarians today and will need them in the future.  Thank you all for helping to keep Rotary alive.  Keep up the good work!  I’d love to hear about successful membership activities in YOUR CLUB! 
 
Thank you and all my best ~
 
Una
2017-18 District Directory
Are you trying to reach a District leader, District committee chair or a Club President? There are 2 easy ways to contact them! 
  1. On the District website (you'll need to login after you click on the links): District Leaders & Committee Chairs, Club Presidents
  2. The District directory. Click here to view the PDF file! 
Four Way Test Speech Contest
One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of ethics is The 4 Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4 Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks four questions of the things we think, say and do. High school students (Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors) can compete in the Four-Way Test Speech Contest. 
 
During the months of September and October, a local contest will be held by a school/Rotary Club or both, to determine who advances to the next level. Three students can move up to the mid-level from any Club or school Contest. The fee to continue to the Mid-level contest is $75.00 per contestant. The fee is traditionally paid by a Rotary Club. The Mid-level Contest is assigned to the participant. Students can register for the mid-levels by clicking here! 

During the months of November & December mid-level contests will be held in each of five mid-level areas. The winner of each of the five mid-levels will compete in the finals at the Rotary District Conference. In order to receive a prize, the contestant must speak at the finals. The finals will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
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Promotional Rotary Flier
Looking for a promotional piece to use for your Club? Look no farther! Just click here! 
UN Day 2017
As many of you know, Rotary International has a long history and a special relationship with the United Nations. Many Rotary members were instrumental in founding the organization and therefore we hold a unique status within it till this day. In past years it has been customary for Rotary International to organize a UN Day in which members from across the world can come together and observe the workings of this organization and our role in it. This has generally happened each November and was held in New York at the UN Headquarters. Unfortunately, Rotary is moving UN Day to one of the other main centers for the organization – Geneva, Switzerland. This is the second largest of the office centers for the UN and it is the hope of Rotary International that some of our European clubs and districts will participate. The event will take place on 11 November, 2017 and the theme this year will be Peace Making. We are unclear at this point whether Rotary will be moving back to New York in 2018 or go to one of the other two centers throughout the world. Once we receive information we will share that in future newsletters.
District 7390 Community Service Day 2018
Over the past few years we have had one day in the District when we seek to join together in a Day of Service. Now many of our clubs have wonderful service programs that go on all year long and we are not trying to discourage those. But, with Earth Day (22 April each year) as a binding theme, we choose a Saturday closest to that date to emphasize our coming together to do that which we cannot do alone. So on Saturday 21 April, 2018 we will hold our District 7390 Community Day of Service. Right now we are asking you to do two things – put the date on your calendar and begin to think about a service project that you might be able to do on that day. It could be a community clean-up on the rail trail; fixing a little league field to help get the kids ready for the season; prepare meals at a food bank or find other ways to help the hungry. The possibilities and range of activities is limitless…but if you don’t have some ideas, then check with us at the District and we will see if we can link you up with another club and their project.  DG Una Martone has asked me to serve as point of contact for this Day of Service and in coming weeks I will be contacting Club Presidents and PR committees in those clubs to see how we can plan a great day of service to all our communities. Together we can share and serve in the best traditions of this amazing organization called Rotary.
Pints for Polio - October 24 - SAVE THE DATE! 
SAVE THE DATE!! District Pints for Polio Event to be held Tuesday, October 24! More details available shortly! 
Pennsylvania Polio Survivors
The Rotary Club of Hanover will support the Pennsylvania Polio Survivors event titled Post-Polio Care Past, Present and Future on Saturday, 26 August 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover, PA. This Interactive Video Conference will take place in Cranberry, Doylestown and Hanover, PA. By volunteering to assist struggling polio survivors and listening to renowned professionals, Hanover Rotarians will learn the complexities of Post-Polio  Syndrome. Rotarians will also gain a keen appreciation for how polio effects over 15 million survivors worldwide and especially those in our local communities.

If you want to serve our local community and walk away with a better understanding of this debilitating disease, come out and volunteer on 26 August...even if it is for just an hour. Click here to view the flyer for more information or contact Hanover’s Rotary President Ralph Jodice at [email protected] or 1-703-436-4378

You can help to end polio in your lifetime…we are “THIS” close.
Rotary Means Business - September 12
RSVP Now!!  The Rotary Club of Carlisle will host the next Northern Tier (greater Harrisburg area) RMB networking event on Tuesday, 12 September at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory (2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle) with the event starting at 5:30 and ending at 7:30 pm. Click here to Register NOW! The cost is a non-refundable $10 for great heavy hors d'oeuvres, soft beverages, water, wine and beer.  Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory is providing the venue and covering catering costs. Thank you Hoffman! Make great business connections, enjoy wonderful fun and fellowship, and bring potential Rotarian guests.  Do not miss this networking opportunity. 
Rotary Leadership Institute - October 14
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), better understood as the University of Rotary, is coming again to our district  on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14. This seminar will be held at Central Pennsylvania College from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. A  wonderful breakfast and lunch will be provided. Levels I, II, and III as well as the graduate course are planned. These courses are especially important for newer members to get them jump started into the wider world of Rotary and for those who are assuming increasing responsibility in their clubs. Information and registration is available here! Questions? Please contact PDG John Judson ([email protected]  or 717-877-0871).
 
Like RMB on Facebook & LinkedIn!
Rotary Means Business District 7390 now has established pages/accounts with FACEBOOK and LINKEDIN.  Go to your Facebook and Linkedin pages/accounts and search for Rotary Means Business District 7390.  Once you are there, please like the Facebook page and join the RMB Linkedin site.  In this way, you have another means to keep track of RMB networking events and interact with other RMBers!
Tasting of Millersburg Event
Join Millersburg Rotary Club for a Tasting Tour of Millersburg presented by Mid Penn Bank on Saturday August 26 from Noon until 4pm. Participants will stroll through downtown Millersburg experiencing local foods and drinks.  Enjoy the historic ambiance of our business district and relax along the scenic vistas of our river parks.
 
Your ticket is your passport to approximately twenty venues within one square mile where various local flavors await.  Food and drink samples include cheese, honey, sauces, bakery items, hors d'oeuvres, wine, and liquor. In addition to the samples, products will be available for purchase from most vendors.
 
This event will raise funds to help Millersburg Rotary Club plant trees in conjunction with Millersburg Borough's 2018 MYO Park Centennial Improvement Project and to support Millersburg Rotary Club's youth programs.
 
Tickets are available now at rotarytastingtourofmillersburg.bpt.me for $25 in advance, and if there are any tickets left (only 200 tickets will be sold), they will be available for $30, cash only, on the day of the event at Mid Penn Bank's Union Street Millersburg Branch.
 
Participating vendors include: Mid Penn Bank, Every Day Blessings Gift Shoppe w/ Chef Tim's Vinagrette, TVP Colonnade Theater w/ Rachel's Pretzels & the Ned Smith Center, Historical Society featuring Jacob Light's National Clock,  Gallery on the Square w/ Armstrong Valley Winery, William's FF, Wooden Nickel, China Star, Millersburg Hardware Store w/ Mid State Distillery, Burrell's Florist w: Carns Bee Farm, Johnson's Jewelry w/ Winery at Hunter's Valley, Pisano's, The Furniture Center w/ Lykens Valley Creamery, Max's Grille & Sport's Bar, Daniel's Cafe, Manor House Gifts w/ Riverview Candies, Special Moments Bridal Boutique w/ Wanda's Heavenly Cupcakes, Daniel's RiverFront Cafe, Olivero's Winery and Loose Ties Model Railroad Club at the Millersburg Train Station
 
Sponsors include: Mid Penn Bank, Lisi Oil Co, American Legion Post 326, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bolig's Propane Inc, Chris Dietz, Blaine G. Walter, JR VFW Post 5507, Boyer Swimming Pools, Scott Meckley, CPRS, Coleman's Military Surplus.
Love Fore Community!
One putt, one serve, and one wicket at a time……the Rotary Club of York is making a difference one pitch, one book, and with one veteran at a time with our annual “LOVE FORE COMMUNITY” fundraising event, which will be held at the Country Club of York on Monday, September 11, 2017.  Golf, tennis and croquet is offered for the sporting folks, with a buffet dinner and a silent auction full of terrific items for everyone to participate.   This year’s recipients of the proceeds will be York City Little League, “Reach out and Read” project to put books into the hands of children ages 0-5, and to pay tribute to 9/11, we have chosen York County’s Veteran’s Court.  The Club has raised more than $300,000 over the years from the annual event, helping many organizations provide services to the community.  We want to invite all D7390 Rotarians and their guests to partner with us to through sponsorships and participants. Please join us for a fun-filled day for great causes.  The registration form is online at www.yorkrotary.org or you may contact the club office at 717-848-1370. 
37th Annual Carlisle Golf Tournament
The Carlisle Rotary Annual Golf Tournament will be held Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Carlisle Country Club with a 12:30 p.m. shot gun start. The tournament is open to Men’s/Women’s/Mixed foursomes. Participants may assemble their own foursome or request to be placed on a team. Four person teams will play a scramble format. Please list your players on the entry form. Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Click here for a registration form! 
 
Mechanicsburg-North Beer & Wine Festival
The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North is hosting its annual Beer and Wine Festival from 3 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2016.  The festival will be held rain or shine at Central Penn College, located at 600 Valley Rd, Summerdale. The event will celebrate local and regional craft breweries and wineries. Beer and wine vendors will be on-site for ticket holders' tasting pleasure.
 
The following breweries will be participating in the Beer & Wine Festival: The Millworks Brewery; Market Cross Pub & Brewery Carlisle; Tröegs Independent Brewing; Ever Grain Brewing Co.; Molly Pitcher Brewing Company; Rhone Brew Company; Harty Brewing Company; Touchstone Brewery; Lydian Stone Brewing Company; Boneshire Brew Works; Zeroday Brewing Co.; Rubber Soul Brewing; South County Brewing Co.; Appalachian Brewing Company; Desperate Times Brewery; and Big Hill Ciderworks.
Larsen Meadworks, Jan Zell Wines & Ciders, and The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey will be sampling wines.  Additionally, representatives from the Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores will be providing samples of wines from the Chairman’s Selection.
 
Festival goers can purchase food from a local food truck. The local band Second Time Thru will provide musical entertainment throughout the afternoon. 
 
Tickets are available online at https://mbg-north-rotary.ticketleap.com/beerwinefest2017/ Advance Tickets are $35.00.  Tickets for Designated Driver are $5.00.  Event Day Tickets are $50.00.  Those under 21 will be admitted free.
New Holland Presents Rotary Rocks Community Benefit Concert
The Rotary Club of New Holland will be hosting its 2nd Annual Rotary Rocks benefit concert on Oct 14, 7-10PM at Funck's Restaurant in Leola. Join us for an evening of live music and fun to benefit those in need in the New Holland area. Donations will benefit a great local non-profit organization, CrossNet Ministries, and their Food Pantry and Power Packs programs, as well as help the club send students to RYLA. Entertainment will be provided by The Reed Brothers Band (featuring Rotary Club of New Holland President, Trevor Reed) and the Slack Adjusters (featuring Rotary Club of New Holland Treasurer, Erin Varley).

Admission is by donation, but please consider making a donation today, at http://RotaryRocks.eventbrite.com, then come out on October 14 for some great music, a silent auction, and more! Click here for a printable flier! 
Upcoming Events
Byrnes HEC Appreciation Night
Byrnes Health Education Center
Aug 24, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Rotary Means Business - Southern Tier
York County Economic Alliance
Aug 24, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
YE Inbound Orienation & Tri-Annual Meeting
Christ Lutheran Church
Aug 26, 2017
8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
 
YE Inbound Overnight Social - York
Aug 26, 2017 12:00 PM –
Aug 27, 2017 3:30 PM
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Sep 11, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Rotary Means Business - Northern Tier
Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory
Sep 12, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Disrict Per Capital Assessments Due
Sep 15, 2017
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Oct 02, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Past District Governor Dinner
Lancaster Country Club
Oct 05, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
YE - 2018 STEP Applications Due
Oct 13, 2017
 
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