A Message from the Governor

It is hard to believe that the 2018/19 Rotary Year is drawing to a close.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you as your District Governor.  I have had the opportunity to meet many of you and attend your meetings and have been inspired by what you are doing in your communities.  Your commitment to service is making a difference.
Congratulations to Reverend Patrick Rooney on his installation as the 2019/20 District Governor and to John Anthony and Greg Staub as District Governor-elect and District Governor nominee.
Rotary is making great strides in the eradication of polio and later this year we expect to hear that Nigeria has been declared polio free.  We have been on this journey for over 30 years and the end is in sight.  As we near the end, the fight to eradicate the polio virus gets tougher.   Rotary is not giving up on its commitment to the children for a polio free world and I am asking that you remain committed to Rotary’s #1 initiative and continue to provide financial support for our efforts.
At our Foundation Dinner in November 2018, we launched a Million Dollar Journey to raise at least $1,000,000 for the Rotary Foundation by our Foundation Dinner on November 7, 2019.  Please consider making a contribution or pledge.  One of the easiest ways is to become a member of the Bequest Society by including the Rotary Foundation in your will.  Please feel free to contact your Club Foundation Chair or Area Foundation Coordinator or the District Office for more information.  With your participation, I know we can exceed this goal.
This spring we announced the development of a District Passport Club.  It is our desire that before Rotarians resign from your club that we can transition them to the Passport Club and keep them as Rotarians.  We are currently developing a core of individuals to charter this club.  For additional information, contact John Anthony, District Governor-elect to learn more about the Passport Club.
I would like to express my appreciation to the Rotary Club of Hershey for their unending support before and during my year as District Governor. 
This District has been an inspiration to me and I ask that you continue to BE THE INSPIRATION and CONNECT THE WORLD as Rotary Make’s a Difference.
Rotary Mission Statement
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.

Rotary Means Business - July 22

The Southern Tier Steering Committee will host the 52nd RMB event and sixth RMB event of the 2019 season on Monday, July 22 at the Peoples Bank Park, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA.  The event will begin at 5:30 at end at 9:00 pm and includes networking and the Circle exercise from 5:30 to 6:30 and then dinner, more networking and the baseball game until roughly 9:00 pm.  The event costs $20 for adults and $15 for children under age 14.  The cost will be $25 at the door if you do not RSVP.  Register here!  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of Rotary.  Bring potential Rotarian Guests and family of Rotary.

Thank you to our 2018-19 Season Sponsors!


Youth Exchange Inbound Raises Money for Trip

Youth Exchange Inbound Bruno Scheavolin (hosted by the Lebanon Rotary Club), made a Rotary table during a shop class at school. Bruno wanted to raffle off the table to pay for the Discover America Bus trip. Charles Hildebrand of the Lebanon Rotary Club won the table. Bruno is pictured presenting his famous table to Charles. Charles (as you can see) is delighted with his prize!  Bruno estimates he earned around $500 in ticket sales which will go towards the 30 day bus trip!  SO A BIG THANK YOU AND "SHOUT OUT" TO THE ROTARIANS WHO SUPPORTED HIM!  Bruno is so excited and really looking forward to the trip which leaves on July 1st!

Beer & Wine Fest! 


Chili Cook-Off 

Upcoming Events
District Governors Installation
Wyndridge Farm
Jun 27, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Jul 08, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Means Business - Southern Tier
Peoples Bank Park
Jul 22, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Aug 03, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Aug 05, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
AG/AMC/AFC Meeting
Perkins Restaurant
Aug 06, 2019
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Youth Exchange 2018-19 Outbound Debriefing
Dickinson College
Aug 10, 2019
YE Inbound Overnight Social - York
Aug 24, 2019 – Aug 25, 2019
YE Inbound Orientation & Tri-Annual Meeting
Christ Lutheran Church
Aug 24, 2019
8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
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