Rotary Reporter

ShelterBox Hero Recognitions

Congratulations to our D7390 ShelterBox Hero Clubs!

Elizabethtown is a Silver Hero and Lancaster-South is a Bronze Hero
2022 was our biggest year yet and your support helped us to reach over 400,000 people across 22 projects in 12 countries. This year is shaping up to be just as busy and your continued support is truly appreciated.
Gifts from clubs, individuals identifying as club members, or anyone recognizing your club all count toward ShelterBox HERO club recognition. A Bronze HERO recognition level is achieved at $1,000, Silver at $3,000 and Gold at $5,000 in total giving within the Rotary year. A club can ‘level up’ throughout the Rotary year. If this award is the result of an individual’s gift, you can thank them by matching with a club donation and doubling their impact.
Click here for the latest news about ShelterBox disaster relief deployments. If you would a presentation to your club via Zoom to give an overview of ShelterBox and update on our current projects, please contact Bill Tobin at or 805-203-8668.
We need help in your district! Is there a Rotarian in your club looking to serve? Please have them consider becoming a ShelterBox Club Champion or Ambassador. Click here to Volunteer with ShelterBox USA!
Join us for the 2023 ShelterBox USA conference in Las Vegas June 9-11. Click here for details! 
One way your club can help build awareness of ShelterBox is by making ShelterBox your Speaker Honorarium.  To thank your speakers, make a donation to ShelterBox in their name. Here is a certificate you can fill in and present. ShelterBox Speaker Certificate (writable PDF)
Looking for the adventure of a lifetime?  Our 4 day Yosemite Trek, Aug 13-16, is filling up fast. Follow this link for more information
ShelterBox has provided aid to over 2.5 million people since 2000, we could not have reached them without clubs like yours.

Designer Handbag Bingo! - May 7

Click here to purchase tickets today!

Zone DEI Webinar - May 9

The Zone 28/32 DEI committee has been working hard to create a set of helpful resources to support your clubs and districts with your DEI initiatives. 
Please join us on Tuesday, May 9 at 7PM Eastern to learn more.

The Zoom link for this session is:
Feel free to invite others who may be interested. The session will be recorded!

RMB Northern Tier Networking Event to be held May 18

The Rotary Clubs of Harrisburg and Harrisburg-Keystone will host the 66th RMB networking event in RMB District 7390 History and the third event of the RMB 2023 season at Capital Blue Cross Connect, 4500 Marketplace Way, Enola, PA on Thursday, May 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  Capital Blue Cross Connect will be the special event/venue sponsor for this event and will provide the venue and food.  Central Penn College and Keisling Research will be event sponsors and support drink costs.  The event will be FREE and will provide light hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks, and water.  
This will be another great business networking opportunity and fun and fellowship event.  Do not miss it.  Also, please consider bringing potential Rotarian guests and Family of Rotary.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Bike Rodeo - May 20

You're Invited! Byrnes Health Education Open House - May 24


Please join us for a special Open House for all Rotarians!

Come experience our $4 Million renovation to our Learning Labs.
Wednesday, May 24th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Light Refreshments Provided
515 South George Street, York, PA 17401
RSVP Required by May 8th or 717-848-3064 ext. 229

You are Invited to the 2023-2024 District Installation Ceremony on June 30

You are invited to attend the Installation of the 2023-2024 District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Club Presidents! The installation will be held at Farm 1840 (101 State Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050) on Friday, June 30, 2023. 

  • Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner & Program - 6:30 p.m. until


  • Appetizers - cucumber roll ups, tomato and mozzarella skewers, meat and cheese platter w/assorted mustards and crackers, fruit kabobs
  • Dinner buffet - tossed salad, rolls & butter, italian stuffed chicken breast (stuffed with tomato, mozzarella, basil and finished wiht a balsamic reduction), herb crusted top round (sliced thiin w/horseradish creme on the side), ranch roasted red potatoes, bowtie pasta in a butter wine sauce & seasonal vegetables. 
  • Desserts - mixture of lemon bars, brownies, and dessert shooters (flavors to include key lime, strawberry shortcake, cherry cheese cake, death by chocolate)

Cost - $50 per person

Registration Deadline - June 23, 2023 at 12:00 Noon

Click here to register today!

2022-2023 Youth Exchange Farewell Picnic

Join us as we say goodbye to our 2022-2023 Inbound Students and wish our 2023-2024 Outbound students and our Short Term Summer Exchange Students a successful exchange!
The District 7390 Youth Exchange Staff cordially invite you and your family to a fun-filled afternoon on Sunday, June 4 at John Rudy Park (Blue Spruce Pavilion) 400 Mundis Race Road, York!! Dress for the picnic is casual. 
  • 11:45-1:00 p.m. Registration & Social
  • 1:00 p.m. Picnic Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. Recognition of all Outbounds
  • 2:30 p.m. Recognition of Inbounds, Host Families & Counselors
  • 3:00 – ??? Fun & Fellowship

There are many activities available at the park, please feel free to bring along horseshoes, volley balls, soccer balls, etc. There is even a playground for the younger children.

Food and drinks will be provided. However, feel free to bring along your favorite non-alcoholic beverages.


  • Inbounds, Outbounds, and STEP students are FREE to attend
  • Children 12 and under are FREE to attend
  • All attendees 13+ are $10 per person to attend.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! YOU MUST RSVP BY MAY 30th so enough food is ordered for the event!

Click here to register today!!

Be Inspired by a 50-Year Old Four-Way Test Contest Speech

At a recent Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting, Calvin Kent, was inspired to present his original speech from the Four Way Test Speech Contest when he competed as a teenager. That was 50 years ago! You can read more about Cal below! If the video does not show, please click here to view the video. 
Dr. Calvin Kent has been a member in Rotary Clubs in five states over the past 55 years.  He currently lives in Elizabethtown PA and is a member of that club. Prior to Elizabethtown he lived 26 years in Huntington WV where he served a Dean of The Lewis College of Business and later as a Vice President at Marshall University. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Business Emeritus at Marshall. He was President of the Huntington Rotary Club.

Dr. Kent has a long career in public service including City Councils in Vermilion SD, Woodway TX (Mayor) and Huntington WV(Chair) During the first Bush (41) Administration he was appointed and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration with the rank of Assistant Secretary.  His political involvement in West Virginia included being Co-vice Chair of Governor Underwood’s Commission on Fair Taxation and as Chair of the Local Government Sub-Committee of Governor Manchin’s Commission on Tax Reform.  For over a decade he was a member of the West Virginia Property Tax Valuation and Training Commission.

He earned an undergraduate degree From Baylor University and a Masters and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Missouri. Post Doctoral studies included University of Virginia (Law) and Princeton Theological Seminary. Religious activities have been a commitment  having served as an ruling Elder, Adult Sunday school Teacher, choir member and lay pastor in Presbyterian churches were he has lived. He has been blessed with a marriage of over 60 years to Nita and they share 2 children and 7 grandchildren.

2nd Annual Dog Fest - Hosted by Donegal Rotary

Upcoming Events
New Member Fireside Chat
May 09, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
D7390 Environmental Committee Meeting
May 10, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Governor Line Meeting
May 11, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Fellowships Summit
May 11, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Assistant Governor Meeting
May 16, 2023
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Meeting
May 16, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Means Business - Harrisburg
Capital Blue Cross Connect
May 18, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Byrnes Health Education Rotarian Open House
Byrnes Health Education
May 24, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Governor Line Meeting
May 25, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Melbourne Australia
May 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023
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