Distrct Office Closed

The Rotary District Office will be closed Thursday, June 21 to Friday June 29. The office will re-open on Tuesday, July 3. If you need assistance, please contact your Club President or Assistant Governor. 

End of Year Donations to The Rotary Foundation

It is nearly the end of the Rotary Year, and we need to send DG Una out with a bang!  Let's show her our support by making a donation to either the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund or PolioPlus.  If you are mailing your donations, place it in the mail no later than June 15th in order to count for this year. As you remember, the annual fund supports all the wonderful projects that clubs do in their communities, and in the world. PolioPlus funds the elimination of Polio in the world. Thanks to Rotarians, polio is nearly eradicated.
You can make a one-time payment, or set up regular periodic payments, by clicking here!  Its the easiest thing to do on the Rotary website.
Don't want to do it electronically?  Click here for a printable donation form and mail in a check to the address shown on the form.  No later than June 15th in order to count for this year.  I ask that you donate at least $100.

Four Way Test Speech Contest

At the District Conference the finals for the Four-Way Test Speech Contest were held. The five finalists competed for the top prize of $1500. The winners were: 1st place - Susanna Compare (Hershey), 2nd place - Charlotte Long (York-North), 3rd place - Sarah Lenker (New Oxford/Conewago Valley), 4th place - Nicholas Neidlinger (Harrisburg-Keystone), 5th place - Beth Fasarakis (Paradise). 
PDG Ken Roberts (4WTSC Chair) presented the perpetual plaques to the Milton Hershey School and the Rotary Club of Hershey.  Susanna Compare was also presented a plaque.  Congratulations to all who entered the contest! You are all winners!
Plans for the 2018-19 Speech contest are underway. Letters are being sent to all clubs and high schools in the District announcing the contest and asking the clubs and schools to participate.  PDG Ken Roberts wants to have 50% more students involved in the contest for 2018-19.  If you know families with children in 10th, 11th or 12th grades that would benefit from competing in the Speech contest, please contact them.  There will be no entry fee to the Rotary Clubs or schools for entering up to three students in the contest.
Registration will be on line this year at

Lancaster Rotary Wheels & Wings Festival & 5K

The Rotary Wheels & Wings Festival & 5k returns to Lancaster for the 2nd annual fun-filled event. This event is for car, motorcycle, plane, and running enthusiasts of all ages and is being held at the Lancaster Airport on June 23rd!
  • This is a free event open to the public featuring live music and food trucks
  • No registration or ticket necessary to attend - just come on out for the fun of it
  • Suggested donation for onsite parking is $5.00 per car
  • Registration is required for all vehicles, airplanes, and runner participants 
  • For more information, including a registration link visit

Auction for Wittel Farm growing project

The Rotary Club of Mount Joy is holding a special fundraising project for the Wittel Growing Project.  Wittel Farms LCC, in partnership with Hunger-Free Lancaster County, is in its 3rd year undertaking an ambitious new initiative at their farm in Elizabethtown. The Wittel Growing Project grows fresh vegetables to help feed hungry people in Lancaster County, and throughout south-central Pennsylvania.
In 2017, The Wittel Farm Growing Project expanded from two to five acres, and it will cover 5 acres again in 2018. There they raise sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes, various greens, and sweet potatoes. The fresh food is distributed through the local food banks all summer long.
Though free to the food recipients, projects like this incur significant costs. The Rotary Club of Mount Joy is holding an online benefit auction to raise $2500 to support this important local service. More than 20 items are up for your review. Bid securely through the Rotary Facebook page. The auction opens, Friday, June 22 at 8:00 AM and will continue through Monday, June 25 at 5:00 PM.
You can help and never leave the comfort of your own home. Check out the gift certificates, baskets of goodies, and more at Payment will be securely handled via PayPal. Sign-in and stay in touch to make sure you are a winner!

RMB Event in Lancaster on June 27

The Rotary Club of Lancaster will host the sixth RMB networking event of the 2018 season and the 42nd in its history on Wednesday, June 27 at the Stoner Grille, 605 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA.  The event is free with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres/snacks will be available and Rotarians and guests might consider dining at the Stoner Grille after the event.  The event will begin at 5:00 and end at 7:00 pm. RSVP Now!!  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests and invite family of Rotary!

Rotary Means Business Hosted by York on July 26

The Rotary Club of York and the District 7390 Southern Tier RMB Steering Committee will host the seventh RMB networking event of the 2018 season and the 43rd in its history on Thursday, July 26 at the York Revolution Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA.  The event will run from 5:30 to 6:30 with dinner (cash bar) and the baseball game included thanks to the following sponsors: Bailey Coach, Exit Strategy Solutions, Kelly Payroll, the York Revolution and the York County Economic Alliance.  The cost will be $15 per person for those who RSVP and will be $25 at the door for those who don’t.  Click here to RSVP Now!  If you want to bring your children, the cost will be $10 per child under age 12.  Contact Rebecca Hanlon of the Rotary Club of York at or call her at 717-405-7961 for more information.  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests and invite family of Rotary!

Thank you to our sponsors!


Zone 24/32 Conference

Hello everyone,

First, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you have done or are doing for our organization. Just as our collective humanitarian efforts accomplish more than any of us could individually, it is the collective effort of all of you that allows our organization to operate year in and year out. We appreciate you. 

Some of you receiving this are long time friends and acquaintances in Rotary. Some are relatively new. Some of you we have not yet had the privilege of working with. Regardless, we need each of you to consider the following. September 20-22, 2018, we will be holding the first ever Zone 24/32 Conference. Oh wait you say, we've had Rotary Institutes for years. Right you are. So what's the difference? This event is open to ALL Rotarians. Past Officers, incoming officers, current officers, AG's, district Rotarians, club Rotarians. Everyone!

So, click here and see what the program looks like. Register and join us in Montreal. Most importantly - encourage others to join you!!

The early bird discount ends June 1st so act NOW.
We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal....and celebrating you.
Jeffry Cadorette
Incoming Rotary International Director
Upcoming Events
Messiah College
Jun 10, 2018 1:00 PM –
Jun 14, 2018 9:00 PM
District Governors Installation
Hershey Lodge
Jun 14, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Rotary Means Business - Eastern Tier
Stoner Grille
Jun 27, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Jul 09, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Means Business - Southern Tier
York Revolution
Jul 26, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Aug 04, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Aug 06, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
AG/AMC/AFC Meeting
Perkins Restaurant
Aug 07, 2018
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
YE 17-18 Outbound Debriefing
Dickinson College
Aug 11, 2018
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.