Council on Resolutions & Council on Legislation

Hello District 7390 Rotarians!

I am honored to serve for one more term as the District 7390 Council on Legislation Representative. The COL term goes from July 1st, 2020 to June 30, 2023. Thank you very much to all of you for your trust and confidence for me to serve in this important position as Council on Resolutions and Council on Legislation Representative on behalf of D7390. I am humbled for this nomination and I will work with the best of my
abilities to fulfill these responsibilities. As you may know, there are now two ways to actively participate in the Rotary International decision making process: Council on Resolutions (COR) and the Council on Legislation (COL).

Council on Resolutions (COR)
The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions. Resolutions are requests to the Board or the Trustees to take any action that is outside the purview of the constitutional documents. Ideally, a resolution should affect the Rotary world, rather than address local or administrative issues. Council on Resolutions (COR) are held annually, voted by the COR and implemented by the RI Board of Directors.  Remember that Districts can submit resolutions for the 2020 COR by June 30, 2020. Details on drafting and submitting resolutions can be found here. 
Council on Legislation (COL)
Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. They consider enactments, which change Rotary‚Äôs governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board. Our District can also propose enactments to the 2022 Council on Legislation. Details on drafting and submitting enactments can be found here. It means legislation change to three fundamental documents: The Standard Constitution of a Rotary Club, RI Constitution, and RI Bylaws. Enactments for the 2022 Council on Legislation must be submitted through the COL RI online form by 31 December 2020.

Thanks in advance for your consideration of this matter. As District 7390 COR and COL representative, I will keep you informed of the COR and COL advancement. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 

Hector R. Ortiz
PDG 2013-2014
COR and COL Representative 2020-2023

Rotary Peace Fellowships

We have two months left to recruit qualified candidates for the 2021-22 Rotary Peace Fellowship and need your help! As a Rotarian, you play a critical role in communicating information about Rotary Peace Centers programs to potential candidates in your network. Clubs also play an important role in coaching candidates and helping them connect to districts for endorsement. We encourage you to use and share these resources: Send personalized emails with the fellowship announcement to contacts within your network. Do you know someone who could benefit from our program? Submit their name and email in our referral form and we'll follow up with them. Candidates have until May 31 to submit applications to their District. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by July 1. General inquiries regarding the fellowship program may be sent to We thank you for your dedication to the Rotary Peace Centers and your continuous support in educating the Rotary network about the fellowships! Find more information here!!
Rotary Peace Centers - your investment in action

Trees Planted in York

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, fifteen trees were planted at the York City Welcome Triangle across from the WellSpan York Hospital by the Preserve Planet Earth Committee, members of the Rotary Club of York, PA, family and friends.  The trees included a variety of species ranging from October Glory, White Oak, Service Berry, Red Maple, and Black Gum Trees.  The planting teams dug the holes, removed rocks, bricks and concrete, and then mulched the individual tree planting locations and the welcome center stone area and water feature. Special thinks to Rotarian Brian Mummert of W S  Landscape Services who procured the trees and provided the mulch.  A special thank you to the Garden Club of York for their shared financial support of this project.

York Rotary Awards $19,000 in Scholarships

The Student Education Committee of the Rotary Club of York held virtual interviews for their Merit Scholarships. Having received a total of 54 applications, we are pleased to announce that the scholarship recipients are as follows: 
  • Anne Lawrence from Spring Grove Area High School will receive $ 1,000 x 4 years from the Edwin P. Mangold Rotary Scholarship. She will begin her studies at Columbia University in August studying to be a Psychiatrist.
  • Daniella Feistritzer of Central York High School will receive $ 1,000 x 4 years from the James C. and Carrie B. Bush Scholarship. She is headed to Columbia University to major in Biochemistry.
  • Emily Vergara-Pimentel from William Penn Senior High School will receive $ 1,000 x 4 years from the Charles and Alma Diehl Scholarship to major in Biochemistry at Temple University. 
  • William Molina of William Penn Senior High School will be awarded a $ 1,000 Charles and Alma Diehl Scholarship to study Computer Science at Widener University.
  • Megan Dubien of Dallastown Area High School will receive $ 1,000 x 2 years from the Sanford M. Kranich Scholarship and will major in Business at Penn State University.
  • Bevan Fogdall from York Suburban High School was awarded a $ 1,000 Arlington Kahley "Rising Musician" Rotary Scholarship and will major in Music at Colby College.
  • Taylor Cromer from South Western High School was awarded a $ 3,000 John T. and Paige S. Smith Scholarship for Agricultural Studies to study Environmental Science at Saint Joseph's University.
The Merit Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements as well as community service and school participation. These outstanding students exemplify Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self". Congratulations students!

All Merit scholarship recipients are also approved for a student loan from the Whiteley Educational Loan fund for $ 2,000 per academic year for their undergraduate degree. For more information about the loan program, contact Rotary Club of York Student Education Administrator Renea Oberdick at The application deadline is May 31.

Gettysburg Donates $15,000 to SCCAP

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg donated $15,000 to South Central Community Action Program Monday to help stock its food pantries in Gettysburg, York Springs, New Oxford, East Berlin, and Fairfield. Last year, SCCAP helped 6,121 individuals. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, SCCAP has been serving 1,152 people each week, including families that have never sought services before. Pictured, from left, are Rotary Club of Gettysburg President Dr. Bradley Hoch, Rotary Club International Services Chair Chris Kimple, SCCAP Executive Director Megan Shreve, and Rotary Club of Gettysburg Secretary Alex J. Hayes.

Rotary International Virtual Convention

On-line Meetings

If your Club is holding on-line meetings, please send the meeting information to the District office at A list of the meetings is published on the District website.  Click here! Enjoy!
Upcoming Events
Grant Committee Meeting
Jun 01, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
DG John Anthony Installation
Jun 30, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Jul 06, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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