Let's Finish the Job

Thank you for all the work that you and your clubs have done over this Rotary year. In spite of the pandemic Rotary has remained strong and our clubs in the District have proved resilient in their work and strong in support of their communities.
But one problem with all the emphasis on the COVID issues over the past few months is that other important projects in the life of Rotary have become a little lost and one of those is the critical work of ending Polio. The fight to end Polio has been a signature project of Rotary since we began in the early 1980’s. Since that point we have made huge strides in conquering this insidious disease and, as we all know, we are so very close to eliminating it completely from the face of the earth. While we have rightly concentrated on the immediate response to the pandemic, many in Rotary are concerned that once we are able to get up and running again, we will need to jump back into our important work of vaccinations and education in order to finally eliminate this dreadful disease called Polio.
One of the ways that together we help in this signature Rotary effort is to participate in the annual giving to Polio Plus through our clubs. But sad to say only some 9% of Rotarians throughout the world make a contribution to our Polio Plus fund each year. Our District has long been known as one of those Districts that is a firm supporter of this program and each year for the past few years we have designated 20% of our District Designated Funds to Polio Plus. But right now Rotary International is some $15 million dollars short of our goal for this year which ends June 30 and so to assist in that effort, our District Grants Committee recently allocated an additional $10,000 for Polio this year.
So what can each of us do to help? Well the answer to that is simple:
  1. Make a donation before June 30 to Polio Plus through this link
  2. Leadership teams in each of our clubs can see if they have any funds left at the end of the year, whether in general funds or charitable giving, that they would be able to contribute toward our Polio efforts.
  3. Participate in the “Take Out Polio” day which is happening on Wednesday 10 June. There are two parts to this effort: a) a webinar at noon on that day with Julia Phelps and Mike McGovern as the presenters; and b) considering making a donation to Polio Plus at any time next week which would be equal to the cost of your lunch that day. Details for these activities can be found here
The issue is simple. We have come a long way in fighting this disease and we are very close to crossing that finish line. Will you step up and help us? Will you be part of this great effort and make the lives of children throughout the world safer because of our work? Will you be part of this effort to not only meet our goal but exceed it? Will you help us finish the job?
Thank you for considering this request and thanks for stepping up to help.
In our common service and work
DG Paddy Rooney  

Take Out POLIO

While our efforts have been concentrated over the past few weeks and months on the novel coronavirus and the problems it has wrought within our communities, the issue of polio and its ongoing fight by Rotary to help eliminate this disease has continued. Our vaccination programs have in many areas been brought to a standstill since larger gatherings or house to house visitation to vaccinate children has had to be suspended. The fear is that, once we have dealt with the coronavirus, we may well see a resurgence of polio cases throughout the world, which would be a setback to our efforts over these past few years.
To help ensure that this does not happen, we in Rotary need to be ready and that means we have to support our commitment to this fight with some much needed resources. Indeed we now know that giving to Polio Plus over these last few months has decreased as resources have been channeled more into the fight against COVID and the personal ability of some Rotarians to give generously has been impacted by the economic situation.
To help fight this situation Rotary is asking that we use the week of June 10 to make a concerted effort to bring the issue of Polio back to the forefront of our thinking and make a commitment to join in the effort described below.
In this brief presentation we will hear from both Mike McGovern, who is our Rotary International Polio chair and Trustee Julia Phelps from the Rotary Foundation. And the aim, as you can see is to get at least 50% of Rotarians to give the amount that they would have paid for lunch that day, to the Polio Plus fund. We believe that this can be done in District 7390 which would mean some 1,100 members giving to this important work.
So I would ask you to publicize this effort. Encourage your members to participate. Stress the importance of our work in this area and show how, through this effort, Rotary will also continue to Connect the World.

District Governor Installation June 30, 2020

All are welcome to join us for the installation of DG John Anthony and the 2020-2021 District Leadership Team, the 2020-2021 Club Presidents & Assistant Governors. RIDE (Rotary International Director Elect) Valarie Wafer will be joining the call to make a special presentation!

Please contact the District Office ( for information on joining the zoom call for this kick-off of the 2020-2021 Rotary year! 

Rotary International Virtual Convention

Central Penn Business Journal Circle of Excellence Nominees Include Two Rotarians

Congratulations to PDG Una Martone (Harrisburg) and Victoria Connor (Uptown York). Una and Victoria are nominees for the Central Penn Business Journal's Circle of Excellence recognition. To be considered for the recognition, women honorees have sustained leadership roles in their choice of profession, through mentorship and in their community. They are at the pinnacle of their careers and true icons of their industry. Below is the complete list of nominees: 
Victoria Connor York County Bar Association/York County Bar Foundation
Susan Graham Susan Graham Consulting
Una Martone Leadership Harrisburg Area
Lisa Myers Boyer & Ritter
Tina L. Nixon UPMC Pinnacle
For more information, or to join the event, please visit:

Mount Joy Rotary Celebrates Community

The Mount Joy Rotarians gave the community a reason to celebrate on Saturday, May 30.  Their famous Rotary French Fries and hot dogs were free for the asking. Freshly made in the Rotary Fry wagon, the free lunch was carried to waiting cars by Rotarians looking for ways to give back to the local community.
The community responded by enjoying nearly 800 hotdogs and 400 pounds of French Fries.  Though freely given, the Rotary Club held out a donation bucket to support the Mount Joy Food Bank.  Rotary Co-President, Greg Sallade reported, “The donations from the community were $795.41. That will all go to the Food Bank … we will also make a donation to the Fire Dept. for their help.  So, it was a pretty successful event.” 
Discover how you can make a meaningful contribution in your community and beyond through Rotary. Weekly club meetings are held at The Gathering Place in Mount Joy on Tuesdays at noon. Alternately, visit us from 5:30PM to 6:30PM at Twisted Bine on Main Street in Mount Joy.
For more information about the Club, or any of its projects, review the Mount Joy Rotary Club’s Facebook page or contact Greg Sallade at 717-648-0510.

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’s 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

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
PDG Meeting
Jun 23, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
DG John Anthony Installation
Jun 30, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Jul 06, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Leadership Meeting
Jul 14, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Aug 03, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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