District Leadership Summit & Pre-PETS

District Leadership Summit and Pre-PETS

February 19, 9 AM – 12:30 PM via Zoom

Registration is FREE!


9:00 AM– 11:00 AM:  Learn from Conflict Resolution expert Nabil Oudeh as he teaches us techniques in navigating difficult conversations and building positive relationships in our clubs.  President Barry Buckingham, Rotary Club of Colonial Park will build on Nabil’s teaching points to showcase how his club worked to engage and energize its members.
11:00 AM -12:30 PM:  PRE-PETS session for President Elects

District 7390 Safety Committee Update

Committee Chair:  DGE Juliet Altenburg, RN
As the Omicron variant continues to surge in our District, the District Safety Committee is committed to educating Rotarians on the latest CDC Guidance and best practices which prevent transmission of COVID-19.  This topic will be a regular feature in the Rotary Reporter. 
  • COVID-19 Prevalence in District Counties as of 1/14/22. (Source: )
    • PCR Positivity in District Counties: 
      • Adams:  36%
      • Cumberland: 35%
      • Dauphin: 42%
      • Lancaster: 39%
      • Lebanon: 41%
      • Perry: 37%
      • York: 40%
  • Pennsylvania statistics over one week period (Source: )
    • Newly reported cases:  138,930 to 159,928
    • Positivity rate:  33% to 36%
    • Average daily COVID Hospitalizations: 5711 to 7516  
    • Average daily COVID 19 on ventilators: 613-664
Safety Precautions
Masking is still recommended indoors by the CDC regardless of vaccination status for all the counties in our Rotary district due to COVID-19 positivity rates exceeding 5% .  The most effective masks to wear to prevent acquiring and transmitting the highly contagious Omicron variant are surgical masks particularly when participating in indoor group activities.  Read more at:
Rotary International Position Statement on Vaccination
On December 17, 2021, RI President Shekhar Mehta and TRF Chair, John Germ published the position statement of Rotary International on COVID 19 vaccination.  To read the full statement go to:  Key points of the statement are:
  1. Global vaccination is the path to ending the pandemic and the emergence of new variants.
  2. Rotary endorses and strongly encourages vaccination for all individuals including our members who are currently able to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  3. In areas where COVID-19 is surging, communities are facing extreme challenges, health systems are overwhelmed, and contentious rhetoric is dividing us. It is critical that the virus be contained so that the world may begin to heal.
  4. Misinformation has become an “infodemic” that hinders the fight against COVID-19. In line with our Four-Way Test, Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation are committed to providing our members with science-based information. 
  5. Those children for whom vaccines are not currently available are at significant risk. Until vaccines are available for all children, the vaccination of adults is the best way to protect children who cannot be vaccinated. Pediatric admissions for COVID-19 are rising precipitously in areas of low vaccination.
  6. Rotary salutes health care workers everywhere as they continue to provide lifesaving services. Local recognition of these heroes by each of our clubs can help to encourage them to continue their important work. Rotary abhors any harassment and attacks on healthcare workers. 
  7. Vaccines have proven to be one of the greatest advances of modern medicine. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccines save between 2 to 3 million children’s lives each year, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative estimates the polio vaccine has saved more than 19 million children from paralysis.
  8. Vaccines are safe, effective and are responsible for eliminating or controlling many other vaccine-preventable diseases such as smallpox, measles, rubella, and Ebola. And now, there is the opportunity to end the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccines. 


Share Some Love (dollars) with The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and District 7390 will Share Some Love with you by donating Foundation points to your Foundation account in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

A donation of at least $100 made to TRF’s Annual Share Fund or the PolioPlus Fund between February 12 & 19, 2022 qualifies you to receive 100 Foundation points. 

Points are like cash.  Points help you become a Paul Harris Fellow or reach the PHS +1 to PHS +8 recognition levels faster and easier.
Consider honoring a friend, family member, or Rotary colleague when you contribute.  Share Some Love knowing that your donation is making a difference and recognizing someone you know at the same time.
To receive your 100 Foundation points, send a copy of your receipt (include your member number) to
There are four ways to donate:
  1. Donate on-line by clicking here!  You will need a credit card and a member access account on the RI website.
  2. Send a check made payable to The Rotary Foundation (or use your credit card).  Download and fill out the donation form.  Click HERE to secure the form.  Mail the completed form to the address listed at the bottom of the form.
  3. Donate by phone.  Call the Rotary Contact Center at 866-976-8279 Monday—Friday 8 am to 5 pm CST.  Have your credit card ready to contribute.
  4. Enroll in The Rotary Foundation’s recurring giving program, Rotary DirectClick here to go to the Rotary Direct Enrollment Form.
Thanks for supporting The Rotary Foundation.  Your contributions to TRF make it possible for Rotarians to successfully address some of life’s most challenging issues by supporting education, promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, saving mothers and children, growing local economies, and protecting the environment.
Questions regarding Rotary Foundation contributions and programs can be directed to your Club Foundation Chair or District Rotary Foundation Chair, Dr. Anna-Mae Kobbe at   

Only contributions made between February 12 & 19 are eligible.

District Disaster Relief Committee Seeking Leadership & Volunteers

Do you feel motivated to action? Five tornadoes ripped into Kentucky and multiple states on December 11th. How will our District respond? Will we send funding to D6710 in Kentucky? Will we raise funds for a specific identified project? Maybe we send volunteers to rebuild homes? What other types of disaster relief should D7390 coordinate? Unfortunately, Mother Nature continues to cause havoc and destruction in the form of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes – there is no end to the assistance we can provide.
Can you serve on the Disaster Relief Committee? Our current committee has been active for fifteen years, it is now time to identify new, younger, freshly inspired Rotarians. 
Interested? Have questions? Contact Peg Sennett, 717-630-8281,
At this writing, damage across Kentucky and several other states is being evaluated. Disaster relief organizations will make decisions on where help is needed; they will identify those families eligible for rebuilding assistance; and they will establish volunteer housing locations. All of this takes time, several months. In the meantime, D7390 would like to know who may be interested in traveling to a disaster area for a week to restore homes. All skill levels are needed and welcome.
Contact: Peg Sennett, 717-630-8281,

Zones 28 & 32 to Host Second Annual Foundation Gala & Fundraiser

You can celebrate Rotary International’s 117th birthday, raise funds for The Rotary Foundation TRF) and have fun on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  The Gala will begin virtually at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
The Gala will be packed with messages from Rotary leaders including Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President Elect, updates on Foundation programs, and entertainment by such groups as the One Voice Children’s Choir.
Your Gala ticket includes a TRF contribution of $100.  Your gifts will be a fully credited donation to TRF and you will receive a charitable tax receipt and related Paul Harris Fellow points. District 7390 will receive full credit toward our Foundation Goals. 
All donations to TRF will be distributed 75% going to the Annual Fund and 25% going to the PolioPlus Fund.  The portion credited to the PolioPlus Fund will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Zones 28 and 32 represent 43 districts in Canada, France, Bermuda, and the northeastern United States.  Last year $200,000 was raised for the Foundation. 

Rotary Youth Exchange Summer Exchange Program

Jumpstart Your MEMBERSHIP in 2022!

It's time.  In fact, there is no better time than now. We have more knowledge, more resources and more OPPORTUNITIES than ever in the history of Rotary. NOW is the time to take ACTION!  Who must take action? WE must take action.  WE the District, WE the Club, WE the Rotarian. What kind of ACTION?  

Last week, my newly moved-in neighbor came across the street and introduced himself.  We chatted for a while about neighborhood things... about neighborly things... and then he asked... "Do you know if there are any service organizations around here"? 
Say what!!?? He beat ME to the question!  Shame on me.
Folks, there are members of our community who are looking for ways to give back.  
I was having coffee with a business associate a few months back.  During our conversation he spoke of how he and a few other business folks in his community were looking for ways to help their town.  Guess what WE talked about for the next 20 minutes ... :)
We are putting together a team to help our clubs and our members learn how to better Grow their Rotary. 
In addition, we have put together a presentation to offer to all clubs during their regular meeting that discusses: The State of Membership, Types of Membership and ideas on how to build membership.  Let's work together to spread the news of Rotary... to share the Opportunity of Rotary with all who wish to have a hand in making their world a better place.
Reach out to me to join the team or to schedule a club presentation.  I can't wait to see what we can do together!!
Yours in Rotary Service
John Anthony
Past District Governor
Membership Chair
District 7390

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Applications due January 21, 2022

Rotary Global Grants Scholarships fund an awardee’s first year of graduate study abroad in one of Rotary’s seven Areas of Focus (listed below). Candidates must live in or attend college in District 7390, which encompasses Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties in Pennsylvania.
Scholarship highlights…
  • Plan to pursue career in one of Rotary’s Areas of Focus (listed below).
  • Award is for first year only of graduate studies abroad
  • District 7390 will not fund any applicant’s study which is for the second or later year of a multi-year graduate study program abroad.
  • Minimum study budget of $30,000 per year. Award capped at $30,000.
  • Must be proficient in language of host country.
  • Based on…
    • Academic merit
    • Studying a Rotary Area of Focus
    • Residence in or attendance at a college in District 7390
Rotary’s Areas of Focus are…
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
  • Supporting the environment.
The deadline to apply for a Global Grant Scholarship is January 21, 2022. The interviews will be held February 12, 2022 and applicants MUST be available for the interviews on that date.
Questions? Contact Edward A Hauck, District 7390 Global Grants Scholarship Committee at or (717) 293-8687.

District Development - February 2022


Join Rotary Basics on February 17, 2022

There is always something to learn about Rotary. That is the nature of a dynamic organization responding to change. And we have had our share of change!
Join us via Zoom on February 17, 2022 from 5:30 – 6:30 for an interactive overview of Rotary Basics.
We will highlight the basics of Rotary International and its philanthropic arm, The Rotary Foundation, as well as offering resources available through our District 7390 and your local Club. Initially promoted as a new member orientation, this one-hour recap is appropriate for any Rotarian or prospective Rotarian, regardless of tenure.
With 1.2 million Rotarians around the world, there are nearly that many opportunities to engage. We want to help your Rotary passion burn bright!


District Four-Way Test Speech Contest

The 2021-2022 Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest is underway! The 2022 Mid-Level Contests will be held virtually in February and March of 2022. Students who advance from club level competitions throughout Rotary District 7390 will be assigned to one of three Mid-Level Contests. Students will be contacted with the zoom details and login. 
There is NO specific prompt for the 2021-2022 Four-Way Test Speech Contest. However, all speeches need to be based around the Rotary Four-Way Test. 
Up to two students will advance from each Mid-Level Competition to compete at the Finale during the Rotary District 7390 Conference on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Best Western Premier The Central Hotel and Conference Center (800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg).

Capital City Cornhole Challenge

These are strange times, but it is time to compete!

The 3rd annual Capital City Corn Hole Challenge is on! Come and compete, revel in the competition, and celebrate the opportunity to support the community while having a good time!

On Saturday March 26, 2022, 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!

​Be safe and all our best, 
Rotary Club of Harrisburg Keystone


Lancaster Penn Square Selling Hearts

Need an out-of-the-ordinary gift for Valentine’s Day?  No worries, the Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square has you covered with their sixth annual Hearts for Lancaster and Pets fundraiser. 
Celebrate your love by selecting a sentiment below which will be displayed on a heart on a lamppost in downtown Lancaster. 

Proceeds from our “lovely” fundraiser will fund projects which will positively impact the people of Lancaster.  

We will begin hanging hearts on February 2nd and take them down on February 19th.  So, take your special someone for a stroll downtown to search for your heart and while you are there grab a drink, lunch or dinner, and shop!

When the hearts are taken down at the end of the celebration, they will be recycled and/or resold next year.  However, if you would like to physically purchase and keep your heart, the cost would be an additional $45.  Let us know if you would like this option at and we will make arrangements for payment and delivery.

Orders will not be taken after February 8th.

Tornado Disaster Relief

Five tornadoes ripped into Kentucky and multiple states overnight Saturday, December 11, 2021. The storm originated in Arkansas and touched down in Missouri and Tennessee before making its way into western and central Kentucky.
Our District, 7390, has a long history of helping communities devastated by natural disasters. We have gathered funding and volunteers to provide relief supplies, building materials and volunteers to rebuild homes, and funding to re-establish libraries. 
In Kentucky there are immediate needs: homes have been destroyed, Christmas trees and presents lost, employment ended. District 6710 in western and central Kentucky has started a Disaster Relief drive.
MONETARY DONATIONS can be made to:
Additionally, D6710 is collecting GIFT CARDS for food, gas, etc., to support displaced disaster victims. Please send only gift cards for major retailers or Visa, Master Card gift cards.
Gift Cards can be sent to: DG Gail Story, 2215 Outer Circle Drive, Crestwood, KY 40014.
We are sending you this information now since there are immediate needs and you may desire to make a donation before year end.
As D7390 has done in the past, we will continue to monitor the extent of recovery needs. We will keep you informed as specific projects may develop that require financial support or the need for volunteers to restore homes.
If you have any questions/recommendations, do not hesitate to contact: Peg Sennett, 717-630-8281,

West Shore Donates to Mission Central

When members of the Rotary Club of the West Shore heard that Mission Central was low on winter hats, gloves, and scarves, they assembled the masses and collected items to help those in need keep warm. Several hundred items were collected on short notice… just in time for the bitter cold temps that are in the forecast.
Pictured L to R: Club president Rod Hite, Erin Sunday, Bim Arthun, and Mission Central’s Stephanie Titzel.

Rotary International Convention 

District 7410 Fundraiser Night

2022-2023 Club President Training and Networking Opportunities


Friday 2/25 and Saturday 2/26 - Mid Atlantic PETS in Valley Forge PA:  Meet incoming RI President Jennifer Jones and have fun networking and learning with President Elects from four Rotary districts. Registration is now LIVE.  Register at  

NEW “Rotary District 7390 Club Presidents 2022-2023” LinkedIn Group:  DGE Juliet Altenburg has formed a new LinkedIn group for 2022-2023 D7390 Club Presidents.  This group will be a way for current President Elects to connect with one another, offer support, share best practices, and stay informed from District Leadership about the latest District and RI news both during their time as President Elects and as Presidents in the 2022-2023 Rotary Year.  Look for the group on LinkedIn and submit a request to join!

2020-2023 Council Cycle

With the conclusion of the 2021 Council on Resolutions (COR), I am pleased to provide you with the Report of Action.  In this report, you will find:
•    A letter from Council Services
•    Resolutions that were adopted
•    Vote tallies for the adopted items

Voting results for all 2021 resolutions can be found on My Rotary

Please note that the deadline for submitting resolutions to the 2022 COR is 30 June 2022. A link to the submission form, plus helpful resources, can be found on the Councils page of My Rotary.
Upcoming Events
Deadline to Register for 4WTSC
District Office
Jan 15, 2022
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
District Advisory Council Meeting
Virtual Event
Jan 26, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
YE 2022 Short-Term Apps Due to Clubs
Jan 29, 2022
YE 2022 Short-Term Club Interviews Held
Jan 29, 2022 – Feb 12, 2022
Mentorship Committee Meeting
Feb 04, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
International Assemby
Virtual Event
Feb 07, 2022 – Feb 14, 2022
District Development Session
Virtual Event
Feb 07, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District Governor Line Meeting
Feb 10, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Global Grant Scholar Interviews
Feb 12, 2022
New Member Chat
Feb 17, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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