A Message From the Governor

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.

A series of brief reflections on the Rotary International Vision Statement

We see

It is said that the greatest problem with adolescents is that they are selective listeners…although I personally believe that the problem is not limited to adolescents! We all hear what we want to hear and choose to ignore those things that we don’t want to hear. We pick and choose from the information offered to us, accepting that which pleases us to hear at the moment and ignoring that which we find uncomfortable.
And if that is true for hearing and listening, it is equally true for seeing. We have become selective in what we see, again ignoring those things that make us uncomfortable and seeing only those things that please and satisfy us.
But the problem with such selective seeing is that we can easily miss those things that are critical and important. We would rather frame our reality around those things we see which reinforce our own perceptions and beliefs rather than the sometimes brutal reality which is our world today. As Rotarians we choose to see those around the world who are dying from diseases because there is no clean water or sanitation; we choose to see those who are displaced children of war or other humanitarian crises; we choose to see those who live without hope because there is no sustainable economic development plan to lift them out of poverty.

We see because the world has chosen to turn a blind eye to these issues, these problems, these crises. But we are Rotarians and we have chosen to open our eyes to the needs of the world and our communities and having seen we cannot turn away. True sometimes the images are hard to see. But then other images offer themselves for us to see – the parent who cries knowing that those two drops will save her child from polio; the faces of the children when that clear, clean water bubbles up from the earth; and the families who know that we have helped to bring peace and resolution to the conflicts that afflict our world. That is why WE are Rotarians…because TOGETHER we are open and ready to SEE.

Disaster Relief Rebuild in New Bern, NC


Carlisle Clubs Sponsor RMB on August 15

The Rotary Clubs of Carlisle and Carlisle Sunrise in partnership with the RMB Northern Tier Steering Committee will host the 53rd RMB networking event and seventh event of the 2019 RMB season on Thursday, August 15 at The Frederick House, 219 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA.  The event will begin at 5:30 and end at 7:30 and includes tasty hors d’oeuvres and wine, beer, soft drinks and water.  Thanks to our major sponsor Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory the event will be FREE.  RSVP NOW!!  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests and family of Rotary!

Thank you to our season sponsors!

Rotary Club of Mount Joy Announces 1st Car Show Trophy Winner


At the annual Mount Joy Cruisin’ and Cuisine Car Show, held August 27 in Mount Joy, a new trophy was presented. The Rotary Club of Mount Joy sponsored the trophy at the Main Street Mount Joy program to promote the Rotary value of community service.
The 2019 Rotary trophy winner is Jim Henry’s 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS. Rotarian Brian Ebersole and Rotary Andy John Paulus inspected the car and pronounced it a winner! The Rotary Blue color, it’s many original parts, and the back story that Jim Henry was the original owner impressed them. Jim and his wife were married from the car when it was still Jim’s daily ride more than 40 years ago.

YOU can Make an Impact on a Child’s Future

Part of our mission as members of Rotary is to provide service to others and to promote community leadership.  What better way to further those goals than to help the children of the York community learn?  We are asking you to do your part towards the Rotary mission by becoming a sponsor of this year's Rotary Fundraising event, the proceeds of which go towards providing equipment for the Chem & Bio labs for the York Academy Regional Charter School, which serves a diverse student body including inner-city children.   This is a worthy cause that will enrich the students for years to come.
Please join us on September 16th at the York Country Club for our annual “Love FORE Community” day of golf, tennis, croquette, corn hole, dinner, and fun.  If you can't make it that day, we would be grateful if you would become a sponsor of the event.  Every amount helps us towards our goal of helping the students.
Please click here for a brochure with details, and contact Darren Smith at 717-881-1756 or for questions and donations.  Thank you for all you do for the York community. 

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Rotary Leadership Institute in Harrisburg on Oct. 12, 2019

What is RLI?

A leadership and development program to strengthen Rotary Clubs through education, collaboration and the exchange of ideas among its future leaders. A three-part curriculum facilitated by experienced, trained faculty members engaging participants through open discussion, problem-solving and creative role-play.
The Rotary Leadership Institute is an opportunity to meet with other Rotarians, share experiences, and learn new skills to take back to your club. You don't have to be in the leadership chain to benefit from this institute. If you want to learn more about this wonderful organization that we call Rotary and find out what you can actually do to start changing the world, PLEASE place this event on your schedule. Register at
When can I attend RLI? PLEASE save the date! Registration will start soon.
Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Central Pennsylvania
College (600 Valley Road, Summerdale, PA 17093).
What will I learn at RLI?
More about Rotary, The Rotary Foundation, Membership, Ethics, Service Projects, Communications, Strategic Planning, and Analysis. You’ll also make new friends, and enjoy fellowship and networking opportunities.
Course Levels: Parts I, II, III, and Graduate
Where can I find more information about RLI?
Questions? Contact PDG Hector Ortiz, or 717-608-0444.
Please register promptly at the beginning of August at

18th Annual Neffsville Car Show

Pig Iron Fest & Car Show

Potential Speaker on Climate Change

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Aug 03, 2019
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Aug 05, 2019
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Aug 13, 2019
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