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A Message from the Governor

The District Conference for 2020
Each year every District in Rotary throughout the world holds a District Conference as required by Rotary International. But that sounds terribly cut and dried and honestly, not very exciting. So, following a trend over the past few years, District 7390 is trying to shake things up a little and present a program that is fun and exciting, educational and inspirational and, above all, both celebrates what we have done over the past Rotary year while at the same time looking forward to the challenges that still face us.
 
To that end the District Conference Committee, under its chair Rebecca Hanlon, has sought to put together a conference that should prove to meet our goal of engaging members further into the life of Rotary.
 
Our Theme With “A Legacy that Connects to the Future.” Taking some of the amazing history that is in York and connect it to the future of our Rotary efforts.
           
When and Where? We will meet on Friday evening at the York County History Center for a “Governor’s Reception.” The History Center is filled with a host of artifacts and displays that tell the story of York and its county. There will be heavy hours d‘oeuvres and refreshments with the ability to wander around the galleries and exhibits in the Center. But we will also have a special guest - General George Washington - who will tell us about his visit to York when the Continental Congress was there and that famous toast given by Lafayette.
  • After the Reception some may wish to go downtown (literally about 5 blocks) to join in the festivities for First Friday and Give Local York both of which celebrate the renewal and revitalization of York over the past few years.
  • Main Conference May 2 at Heritage Hills just off the Mt. Rose exit of Rt. 83.
  • Begin with Breakfast and the Fife and Drum Corp from Central York Middle School. Hear our dynamic speakers including Valarie Wafer, our incoming Zone representative on the International Board of Directors.
  • Join the panel discussion on the Alternative Meeting times concept for clubs and hear how they are growing.
  • After lunch, our amazing 4 Way Speech and Essay contests which always leave us inspired by the vision the students share with us.
  • Join us again for a second panel on issues facing our communities and therefore our clubs including Teen Suicide, Opioid Addiction, Gender Fluidity and Diversity and Inclusion.
  • The evening will feature a social time and a reception for Major Donors, followed by dinner with award presentations and club recognitions including our  Rotary Youth Exchange students presenting a cultural evening with foods and goodies from their native lands - which will help support their end of year activities.
  • And to top the evening off you will not want to miss the performance from the Temple Guard, mostly Grade School kids under the auspices of the YWCA. They are phenomenal!
So come and join us for this exciting District Conference. May 1 and 2 in York Pa. Information about tickets, including early bird discounts and reduced fees for Rotarians under 40 can all be found here.
 
Look forward to seeing you there.
Paddy Rooney - District Governor.

2020 District Conference

Join us for the 2020 District Conference

"Rotary: A Legacy that Connects the Future"

Let’s gather together in the Home of the Articles of Confederation of the United States to celebrate, learn, and explore the value of being a Rotarian.

The day and a half conference will open on Friday evening with a private reception for all registered members and guests at the York History Center. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and 2 drink tickets are included. 

The conference continues Saturday with outstanding programs that will INSPIRE you, inform you, motivate and entertain you throughout the day and into the evening. Check out the abbreviated Conference Schedule below.

ARE YOU UNDER 40?  WE HAVE A SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU!

As an incentive to INSPIRE younger Rotarians to experience the long-term value of a District Conference, we are offering a 40% discount off the registration fee for Rotarians under the age of 40. Please use promo code U40D when registering on the web. 

REMEMBER...REGISTER EARLY FOR EXTRA VALUE AND SAVINGS

The early registration fee for the full conference is $140. The regular registration fee after February 15, 2020 will be $155. There are also options to attend portions of the Conference on the registration page. 

SPECIAL ROOM RATES ARE AVAILABLE!

If you would like to reserve a room at Heritage Hills, please call 1-877-782-9752. Tell them you are with the Rotary District 7390 Conference. Rooms are $119 per night. 

Check out the abbreviated Conference Schedule below. Check back often as more information will be added! 

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 1, 2020

  • 3:00 p.m. - Past District Governors' (PDG) Meeting - By invitation only. 
  • 5:45 p.m. - Registration opens at The York History Center (250 East Market Street, York) for all attendees.
  • 6:00 p.m. - Opening Reception featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres and 2 drink tickets. 
  • 8:30 p.m. - Adjourn - Enjoy first Friday in the City of York.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

  • 7:45 a.m. - Registration opens at Heritage Hills
  • 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet with entertainment by the Central York Middle School Fife & Drum Group
  • 8:45 a.m. - Session #1 - Mike Barba, Director of Programs at SCPa Works (South Central Workforce Development Board) speaking on leadership
  • 9:45 a.m. - Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - Session #2 - Rotary International Director-Elect Valarie Wafer 
  • 11:00 a.m. - Break
  • 11:15 a.m. - Session #3 - Alternative Meetings Panel Milton - Lead by AG Kevin Engle
  • 12:15 p.m. - Lunch Buffet - Presentation by Red Lion/Dallastown Interact
  • 1:45 p.m. - 4-Way Test Essay Winner Presentation & 4-Way Test Speech Contest
  • 3:15 p.m. - Break
  • 3:30 p.m. - Session #4 -  Preparing for the Future – Panel discussion on how clubs can address topics surrounding diversity and inclusion, the opioid epidemic, and gender fluidity.
  • 5:00 p.m. - Break
  • 5:00 p.m. - Major Donor Reception - By Invitation Only
  • 5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour & Social with Cash Bar
  • 6:30 p.m. - Governors Dinner
  • 9:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Successful RMB held in Mechanicsburg on February 13

The Rotary Clubs of Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg North, and West Shore in partnership with the RMB Northern Tier Steering Committee hosted a superbly run and super successful 57th networking event at Buhrig’s Gathering Place on February 13 with roughly 60 Rotarians and guests attending from 12 clubs (Carlisle, Carlisle Sunrise, Hanover, Harrisburg, Harrisburg Keystone, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg North, Palmyra, Perry County, West Shore and York) representing all parts of District 7390. 
 
One attendee indicated that “he thought the event was surprising and wonderful and he wants to talk about joining Rotary”.  Another guest indicated he wanted to attend the Mechanicsburg North evening meeting as a result of his opportunity to attend a RMB networking event.  Venue and event sponsors Buhrig’s Gathering Place, Ella Home Care, AMIRACLE4SURE, Front Street Financial, DenMark Business Solutions, Merlin Communications, Mother Hubbard’s Kitchen, and Capstone Land Transfer contributed greatly to the success of this no-cost event.  Thank you to all hosting club presidents and Scott Stevens the event “Circle” master who along with RSVP master Alaine Keisling made this event the success it was. 
 
Clearly, this event demonstrated the value of RMB in terms of membership development and retention and the fun and fellowship opportunities it provides.  Well done all!    
 
 

Thank You to our Sponsors!

  
 

Thank You to our Major RMB Sponsors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teacher Impact Awards

You never forget the teacher who makes a difference…

Do you know a math teacher who has a special way of making learning numbers fun for students?  Or a science teacher who opened new world for your child? Nominate an extraordinary teacher for the 2020 Teacher Impact Awards!
 
WITF is proud to partner with Rotary District 7390 to present the Teacher Impact Awards supported by Franklin & Marshall College.
 
We all know teachers who have gone the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of their students. This program is designed to recognize and celebrate seven K-12 teachers in public and private schools in the Rotary District’s seven county area which include:
  • Adams
  • Cumberland
  • Dauphin
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • Perry
  • York
A committee of Rotary and WITF staff will review nominations and produce a special compilation television program featuring the outstanding teachers that will air on WITF TV.  The top teachers will also be honored at a banquet in May 2020.
 
Celebrate an outstanding teacher by completing the nomination form online or download and print the form to email to teacherimpactawards@witf.orgAll forms must be received by February 28, 2020.
 
Forms can also be mailed to:
Debra Riek
Education Director, WITF
4801 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

RYLA Registration NOW OPEN!!

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA Emphasizes Leadership, Citizenship and Personal Growth.

Do you know a student that has what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change not only themself but the world?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary District 7390 (South Central PA) where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. The Conference is held in mid-June every year. The June 14-18, 2020 Conference will be the 60th Consecutive RYLA in Rotary District 7390 at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg. 

You must be between your Junior and Senior year in high school to attend. Approximately 140 High School youth attend annually.

The schedule includes various speakers, career seminars, team building activities, a conference band and chorus and much, much more.
 

What are the benefits?

Students will connect with leaders in their community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

Click here for more information!

Junior Achievement Needs YOUR Help!

Four more months of the 19-20 school year!  This year has flown by. We still have many opportunities for you and your team.
 
Below are the upcoming volunteer opportunities in our one-day financial literacy, career readiness and STEM programs. The highlighted programs are those in which our need is the highest.
 
BizTown days for a few schools are included. All BizTown days are held at our York Office, 610 S. George St.  Clearances are required to volunteer for the BizTown program.  We will help each volunteer to apply for needed clearances.
 
In addition to the one-day programs listed below, we offer classroom programs at the elementary level that are five sessions and each session is 30-55 minutes.  More information on classroom programs can be found below or by contacting Mary Reinhard MReinhard@jascpa.org       
 
 
YORK AREA
Programs
Date
School
Volunteers Needed
STEM
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Hanover High School
2
STEM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
South Western High School
2
BizTown
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Steelton-Highspire Elementary- held at York BizTown
2
STEM
Friday, March 06, 2020
West York Area Senior High School
9
STEM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Spring Grove Area  High School
2
REAL Life
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
New Oxford High School
8
BizTown
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Halifax Elementary - held at York BizTown
8
REAL Life
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Kennard Dale High School
12
BizTown
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Columbia Middle School-Taylor Campus
7
STEM
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Northeastern Senior High School
6
STEM
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Northeastern Senior High School
7
STEM
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Eastern York High School
9
REAL Life
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Red Lion Area High School
2
REAL Life
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Red Lion Area High School
6
REAL Life
Friday, April 17, 2020
York Suburban High School
14
 
 
 
 
HARRISBURG AREA Programs
Date
School
Volunteers Needed
YES
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Eagle View Middle School
2
REAL Life
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Carlisle High School
2
REAL Life
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Carlisle High School
2
STEM
Friday, February 28, 2020
Northern High School
3
REAL Life
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Camp Hill High School
2
STEM
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Biglerville High School
14
YES
Friday, March 06, 2020
Susquenita Middle School
6
STEM
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Trinity High School
3
STEM
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Boiling Springs High School
8
REAL Life
Friday, March 20, 2020
Palmyra Area High School
14
YES
Friday, March 20, 2020
Central Dauphin Middle School
11
REAL Life
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Middletown Area High School
11
STEM
Friday, March 27, 2020
Cedar Cliff High School
8
REAL Life
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Cumberland Valley High School
7
REAL Life
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Cumberland Valley High School
2
REAL Life
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Cumberland Valley High School
13
STEM
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Central Dauphin High School
21
STEM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Central Dauphin High School
22
 
 
 
 
LANCASTER AREA Programs
Date
School
Volunteers Needed
REAL Life
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Penn Manor High School
19
REAL Life
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Penn Manor High School
10
STEM
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Manheim Central High School
13
YES
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Gerald G. Huesken Middle School
23
STEM
Friday, April 17, 2020
Donegal High School
14

Capital City Cornhole Classic

 
On Saturday March 28, 2020, the Rotary Club of Harrisburg Keystone will hold its 3rd Annual Capital City Cornhole Classic at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg.  This indoor tournament will be a fun way to break cabin fever, compete with and against friends, and raise money to support our local community.   Join us from 11:00 to 4:00!

Cash prizes will be awarded for:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
The prizes will start at the following levels and increase with more teams!
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50

Team (2 players) registration is $50.00 includes an ABC craft beverage for each player as well as the buffet.

Spectator Tickets are $10.00 and include an ABC craft beverage as well as the buffet.

For more information and registration by clicking here! 
 
Upcoming Events
Mid-Atlantic Rotary PETS
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Feb 28, 2020 7:30 AM –
Feb 29, 2020 3:00 PM
 
YE Mount Asbury Weekend & OB Orientation
Mount Asbury Lodge
Feb 28, 2020 5:30 PM –
Mar 01, 2020 4:00 PM
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Mar 02, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
YE Overnight Social - Harrisburg
Mar 21, 2020 – Mar 22, 2020
 
World Water Day
Mar 22, 2020
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Apr 06, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
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