Delone Catholic Interact

Living up to their school motto of being "Doers of the Word," the Interact Club at Delone Catholic High School (McSherrystown, PA)  has not allowed the pandemic to stop their good deeds! This group of young people has connected to their community in several ways that include a non-perishable food collection that was donated to Roots for Boots, a 501c3 that hosts a food bank for veterans in need; a school wide toy drive for Toys for Tots; a garden clean-up on the school grounds; 125 handwritten Thanksgiving cards for residents in local nursing homes, and they will be participating in the Boxes of Joy program through Cross Catholic Outreach. Caught doing good, these students are to be commended for all of their accomplishments that have truly made a difference to others by putting service over self! (photo is of food donation to Roots for Boots)

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.

West Shore Flags for Heroes


West Shore Flags for Heroes

A tremendous success for West Shore Rotary Club’s first year of “Flags for Heroes” fundraiser. The Club displayed 160 flags along Route 15 in Camp Hill over Veterans Day. 

Rotary Club of Harrisburg Joins Major Expansion of Regional Homeless Aid Through Joy To The Burg

Rotary Club of Harrisburg (RCH) members are helping care for the homeless in the Harrisburg region through strategic planning and making great seasonal music.
In 2019, local philanthropist Sheldon Jones with the talents of local musicians including RCH members created a multi-group Christmas album.  Last year’s highly successful Joy to the Burg efforts helped area agencies raise nearly $25,000 through the sales of a Christmas album and live concert. That effort made it possible to address emergency homeless needs, to establish a new walk-in winter shelter for homeless women and to place individuals into long-term housing.
2020 organizers from several area groups, including the RCH and a grant from District 7390, are meeting the challenges of an even larger fundraiser during a pandemic head on.   The group is redirecting and expanding efforts to gain exposure for 18 musicians and bands who are stepping up to help an increasing number of homeless.  This year’s funds will again go to Christian Churches United (CCU) the social service agency supporting our neighbors facing homelessness, poverty and incarceration.
Demonstrating the power of Rotary, producing the Joy to the Burg album this year has unique examples of true commitment for a couple RCH members. 
Steve Schwartz, RCH member and Director of Development at CCU (an agency that unites 120 regional churches in collaborative social service ministry) is also a chair of the Club’s Homeless Initiative.  He acknowledges, “ I’m blessed to be a part of Joy To The Burg, as a music lover, dedicated Rotary member and life-long homelessness advocate, this project channels all of my passions into a project having a real impact on our community.”
RCH President 2020-21, James Good and his family’s faith-focused musical group will be one of the groups featured on the album.  Good says, “Our family has been making joyful music for more than 10 years.  To be part of this wonderful album is a real Christmas blessing for us and those that will be helped at this critical time.”
Instead of a live concert this year, a one-hour TV special will be aired December 15 on WHTM ABC27 at 10 a.m.  Joy to the Burg is also partnering with Karns Grocery who will have CDs and download gift cards available at all nine of their locations in the Susquehanna Valley.
On-line sales for the CDs, gift cards and digital downloads began November 9m sell CDs in you club or community or promote the program, please go to  Information can also be found on
If you would like to assist with the costs of production of the CD or promoting the program please contact Sheldon Jones at 908.568.6766 or or Steve Schwartz at 717.230.9550 or


End Polio Now! We are this close and Rotary District 7390 is working to make a difference.  The Ride to Eradicate Polio event raised nearly $1,000 which grows to nearly $3,000 thanks to matching gifts from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  But we can do more.  We have these great long sleeved event t-shirts on hand and will gift one for each $25 donation to End Polio Now.  They are navy blue with the Ride to Eradicate Polio graphic shown.  Simply click here to make your gift and then enter your address and shirt information! The awesome event shirt will be mailed to your address.  We have another $1,000 in potential contributions with your help!  Thank you for participating.
UPDATE - Size Large are SOLD OUT!! 

Your expertise as an eye professional is needed. Can you help?

The Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club is hosting a vision clinic in Harrisburg this spring. If you are an optometrist, optician, or ophthalmologist, your expertise is needed to help make the event happen. Please consider giving a day of your time to this community service event. The clinic will be run by with help from Rotary volunteers and you.
  • Dates & Times: Friday, April 9, 2021 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 10, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church (2217 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
  • Details: Please see
Patients will register in advance. You will simply arrive at the clinic location early enough to become familiar with the location and equipment. 

Mission Vision treats patients of all different ages both young and old who come from low income or disadvantaged communities. We often work with the homeless, elderly,
unemployed, veterans, and school aged children who otherwise would not have access to the eye exams and treatments we provide.

Our exams are designed to both provide for an eyewear prescription, while screening for ocular eye diseases. We screen for Macular Degeneration, Color Blindness, Astigmatism,
Glaucoma, etc. Since we do not dilate their eyes, we do not give out written or oral eye prescription, only free glasses.

There are 4 separate stations of the clinic: 1) Check-in, 2) Technician’s pre-testing station, 3) Doctor’s station, and 4) Optician’s station where the frames are picked if needed and fit
appropriately for the client.

How it works: “Using our unique delivery model, we are able to cost-effectively provide and make sure that eye care and prescription eye wear go directly to the people with the most need. Collaborating closely with partner organizations, we identify those most in need and we are able to educate them on the importance in maintain good eye health. All mobile clinics are staffed by dedicated and caring medical professionals, as well as trained staff members and volunteers. Upon arrival, patients are greeted by the clinic coordinator who then checks them in and reviews their medical history. From there, an optometric technician screens them for distance and near visual acuity, eye motility, visual field, auto-refractions, pupil response, intraocular pressure, color vision and depth perception. Next, a state licensed optometrist performs a thorough eye exam to determine whether or not prescription glasses are needed. If, however, during the course of the exam, any medical condition requiring further evaluation is detected, the optometrist will explain the situation and provide a referral.
With an impressive sampling of frames (donated brand new by major eyewear manufacturers) to choose from, patients make their selections with the help of an optician who also takes the necessary measurements to ensure a perfect fit. Two to three weeks later, the prescription glasses are first inspected and labeled by Mission Vision staff and then delivered back to the partner organizations ( Progressive no line glasses are not available. Clinics are restricted to age 5 and older. When we treat a patient at one of our clinics, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the joy on their face when given the gift of clear vision for the first time.
 If you would like to volunteer or learn more, please contact Dawn Brotherton at or 717-623-1843.

Thanks for your consideration!
Harrisburg Keystone Rotary

Carlisle Rotary Online Auction December 4 -13

The Rotary Club of Carlisle and the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise are asking for your support of their annual holiday auction. The proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit the Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC), a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides support, training, and opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The goal is to match the $20,000 that was raised at last year’s auction that benefited the Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties. Click here for the auction brochure
The auction is open to the public and provides an excellent opportunity to advertise for your organization or business by donating gift cards or certificates for services. It is also an excellent way to donate items that you might want to get out of your attic such as handcrafted Items, artwork and collectibles. To donate an item or to learn more about the auction, please contact Bill Blankmeyer at or (717) 590-7229.

The auction runs from 4 to 13 December and is a great way to do your Christmas shopping and to support CPARC. Click here to view the auction site!

Denver-Ephrata Rotary launches On-Line Raffle!!

Friends - we have launched a fun and easy way for you to support us in our efforts to help the community.  COVID-19  has affected our ability to hold fundraising events, but we all know that the needs of our community remain. To help us raise funds, we are having an online raffle! We have some GREAT items available, and it's easy and affordable to purchase tickets for your chance to win some great items.

The greatest thing is that only 50 chance for each item will be sold .. very good odds .. for this to be a success though, we need to drive traffic to our Facebook page ..

Please follow us and share the link as much as you can ..

Blackstone 22"  Griddle                 Yeti Wine Bottle Cooler                Lego 3-in-1 Set               Power XL Air Fryer                          Roomba Vacuum

Each of these items are BRAND NEW, and chances will start as low as $5.00 for some items!

All proceeds allow the Denver-Ephrata Area Rotary Club to continue making charitable donations to important non-profit organizations like Ephrata Area Social Services. EASS needs to purchase a handicap accessible van and our club is committed to helping them with this, but we need your help!

York-North "GiftItForward" Fundraiser

Upcoming Events
Rotary Symposium - Life on Land
Nov 19, 2020 – Nov 21, 2020
Grant Committee Meeting
Dec 07, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Leadership Meeting
Dec 08, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Suggestions for DGN 2023-2024 Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Dec 11, 2020
Nominations for DG 2023-2024 Due
District Office
Dec 11, 2020
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
District Development - Grant Training Part 2
Dec 14, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
YE Outbound 2021-2022 Applications Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Jan 04, 2021
Grant Committee Meeting
Jan 04, 2021
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
DGN 2023-2024 Interviews
Jan 11, 2021
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Leadership Meeting
Jan 12, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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