Zone 24/32 Conference

Hello Everyone,

We all get many, many, emails from Rotary and on Rotary related topics. I’m respectfully requesting you give your attention to this one. Our topic is the upcoming event planned from September 20-22 in Montreal.
Formerly known as the Zone Institute, we have renamed it the Zone Conference. So, what’s the same, and what’s different. The Institute was originally designed to motivate, inspire, and educate past, current and incoming district governors. That has not changed. We want and need as many past governors in attendance because we know there is a critical mass of that talent and leadership that can make an event magical. The pledge of the entire planning team is that the event will be worthy of your time and resources.
What has changed. Historically attendance at a Zone Institute was restricted to those in the Governor line. If that wasn’t you, you weren’t allowed to register for the entire event. What we know though, and there are examples repeated over and over again, is that club and district Rotarians who have been able to interact with District Governors (past, present, and future) they get inspired by them and become more engaged in our organization. They get more involved. They aspire to higher levels of leadership, some of them even getting on the Governor track. (Our organization and our Zones need more of that engagement NOW)
We decided to facilitate that process and open up Montreal to ALL Rotarians. We want to facilitate and be a catalyst for that engagement between our Governors (and their knowledge, leadership skills, and commitment) and club and district Rotarians. The goal is that it will be meaningful for all. The goal is that the event will speak to all who attend.
Click here for the program and registration information. 

Take a look at the program.

Share the link with Rotarians in your club and in your area. (please)

Register! (please)

Come and enjoy the wonderful city of Montreal.

Come and renew old friendships, and create new ones.

Mingle with RI President Barry Rassin and his wife Esther and other Rotary leaders from around North America.

Participate in the facilitated discussion group breakouts. Share your knowledge. Glean new morsels to take back home with you.

Be inspired by world class speakers.
On behalf of the entire Montreal planning team, we look forward to being with you in September. We appreciate you. Thanks for your consideration. Reach out to me personally with any questions.
RI Director, 2018-20 

York Club Honors Major Donor

The Rotary Club of York was pleased to honor Rotarian Marsha Bornt at the club meeting on July 18, with a 3-diamond pin and crystal piece for her support of The Rotary Foundation annual fund.  Marsha has been a member of the club for 10 years, and has served as chair of the Global Grants Committee and President for the 2016-17 Rotary year.  She has secured funding for grants for toilets in India and Ghana, a Fish Freezer and sanitation systems in Ghana, and needed items for orphanages and schools in these areas.  Marsha has also shared her gifts as a medical doctor by providing gynecological surgical services while on medical missions to these and other parts of the world, to improve maternal health care in those countries.  Congratulations, Rotarian Marsha Bornt, who is living this year’s motto “Be the Inspiration”. 

Rotary Talk Leads to Fire Department Donation

Active shooter incidents can happen anywhere at any time. First responders must prepare. Proper response requires equipment to ensure responder safety.
Brian Wasylyk, deputy chief of Gettysburg Fire Department, discussed this recently at a Rotary Club of Gettysburg meeting. The all-volunteer, donor-funded department already finds budgeting a challenge. New needs add to the burden.
Two Rotarians, Jody Dickey, owner of Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital, and Jane Hyde, president of Gettysburg Hospital, listened carefully to Wasylyk and stepped up to help. Confederate Woods and Wellspan donated funds so the department could purchase six sets of ballistic vests and helmets and first aid equipment such a tourniquets.
Pictured with some of the equipment are, from left: Rotarian Jane Hyde, Gettysburg Hospital president; Russell McCutcheon, Gettysburg Fire Department public information officer; Rotarian Jody Dickey, owner of Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital; Brian Wasylyk, Gettysburg Fire Department deputy chief.

Successful Rotary Means Business Hosted by York

The Rotary Club of York, Southern Tier Steering Committee, and hosting venue the York Revolution Stadium along with sponsors such as Bailey Coach, Exit Strategy Solutions, the York County Economic Alliance, Kelley Payroll, Etzweiler Family Funeral Services, and Bartlett Tree Experts held a dynamic and very fruitful RMB networking event on July 26 at the York Revolution Stadium.  An estimated 40 Rotarians and guests (potential Rotarians and family of Rotary) from at least nine Rotary clubs (Carlisle, Gettysburg, Hanover, Harrisburg, Harrisburg Keystone, Uptown York, York-East, York, and West Shore) attended the event.  Many great connections were made and much fun and fellowship enjoyed enhanced even more by the baseball game being played and the great food.  The event organizers, Rebecca Hanlon and John Bailey, really hit a walk-off home run with this great event.  Well done all!!

Elizabethtown Rotary Club - Phillies vs. Nationals Bus Trip

The Family of Rotary Committee of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club has scheduled a bus trip to Washington DC on Thursday August 23rd to see the Phillies vs. Nationals baseball game.  Utilizing the National's "Strike Out Polio" program, $5 of every ticket will be donated to Rotary's PolioPlus .  We will be traveling in style using the themed "End Polio Now:" motorcoach from Bailey Coach.   The bus will leave Elizabethtown at 8:45 am for the 1 pm game.  Tickets are $75 each.
Ticket sales are now open online at for the August 23rd bus trip to Nationals Park.  

Northern Tier RMB to be held August 14

The Rotary Clubs of Carlisle, Carlisle Sunrise and the Northern Tier Steering Committee will host the eighth RMB networking event of the 2018 season and 44th in its history on Tuesday, August 14 at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA.  The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 with heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft beverages.  The networking event will be FREE thanks to the event sponsor Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory. 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!

2018 Tasting Tour of Millersburg

Join Millersburg Rotary Club for the 2018 Tasting Tour of Millersburg presented by Mid Penn Bank on Saturday August 11 from Noon until 4pm. Participants will stroll through downtown Millersburg savoring local food and drink. Enjoy the historic ambiance of our business district and relax along the scenic vistas of River Front Park.

Your ticket will unlock multiple venues within one square mile where various locally produced food and drink flavors await. In addition to the samples, food and beverage products will be available for purchase from most vendors.

Your support for this event will raise funds to help Millersburg Rotary Club install a Fossil & Prints Dig Pit in the Ned Smith Center's Nature's Discovery Play Area and to support Millersburg Rotary Club's youth programs including: Rotary Youth Leadership Training, Drug Prevention Education Field Trip to the Byrnes Health Education Center, Earth Day Seedling Distribution, Rotary Student of the Month, Millersburg Boy Scout Troop #151.
Rotary International supports the eradication of Polio, promotes peace, and strives to make a difference in our local communities and around the world.

Tickets are $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 St Millersburg Branch.

Sponsors include:
Mid Penn Bank
MI Metals, Inc
Thermo Fisher Scientific
American Legion Post 326
Millersburg Moose Lodge 59
Ketner Law Office
Virginia Lee Embroidery
Polly Rubendall
JCT Realty
Boligs Propane
Coleman’s Military Surplus
Chris Dietz
Scott Meckley
Deibler, Straub, and Troutman Insurance

Venues & Food Producers:
Mid Penn Bank (Swing @ Lykens Valley & Rachel’s Soft Pretzels)
Millersburg Hardware Company (River Bend Hop Farm and Brewery)
Burrell’s Florist (Lykens Valley Creamery)
Gallery on the Square (Broad Mountain Vineyard)
The Furniture Center (The Winery at Hunters Valley)
Special Moments Bridal (Wanda’s Heavenly Cupcakes)
Everyday Blessings Gift Shoppe (TBD)
Millersburg Historical Society (Jacob Light’s National Clock)
Millersburg Passenger Train Station (Shaffer Venison Farms & Indian Trail Country Market)
Manor House Gifts (Riverview Candies)
TVP Colonnade Theater (Movie Popcorn)
Schiano’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Max’s Grille & Sports Bar
717 Pizzeria
Wooden Nickel
China Star

Carlisle Hosts 38th Annual Golf Tournament

The 38th Annual Carlisle Rotary Golf will be held Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Carlisle Country Club.  The event’s registration is 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM with a Shotgun start at 12:30 PM. Complimentary range balls are provided to our players. Soft spikes & proper golf attire required.
A fun filled four person scramble will be played to allow players of all skill levels a chance to join in the event. Team awards will be presented. Players may assemble their own foursome or request individual placement. Also awarding prices for longest drive and closest to the pin. Mulligans will also be sold at registration and there will be additional CASH games on the course. 
At approximately 5:00 pm there will be a cash bar, awards ceremony and dinner along with a sports memorabilia silent auction.
Upcoming Events
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
Hummelstown Official Visit
Aug 08, 2018
Myerstown-ELCO Official Visit
Aug 08, 2018
YE 17-18 Outbound Debriefing
Dickinson College
Aug 11, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Littlestown Official visit
Aug 14, 2018
Shippensburg Official Visit
Aug 14, 2018
Rotary Means Business - Northern Tier
Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory
Aug 14, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Denver-Ephrata Official Visit
Aug 23, 2018
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.