Your $100 contribution to The Rotary Foundation can help provide textbooks for one elementary school in Zambia, provide a hearing aid for a deaf child in Pakistan, buy de-worming tablets for 112 children in the Philippines, pay for cataract operations for three blind people in India, or provide 230 blankets for the elderly in the winter months of Korea.
Will you commit today to donating $100 or more per year to The Rotary Foundation and start making a difference in people’s lives?
Rotarians Unite to Send Medical Aid to Ukraine
Rotary members in North America, Argentina, and Europe are collaborating with a U.S.- based association of Ukrainian health care workers to collect and ship more than 100 tons of critical medical supplies to Ukraine. The effort was built off of connections Marga Hewko, president of the Rotary Club of Chicago, had forged with the Ukrainian medical community in Chicago. Rotary clubs have pooled their resources to secure donations from equipment manufacturers and purchase supplies which are then flown over to Europe for distribution within Ukraine

Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy: Answering the Call

When passion and raw determination are added to the miracle of modern vaccines, great things happen. Over the last 30 years, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have seen the reduction of polio cases worldwide, by 99.9 percent. But, as long as polio and the many other vaccine preventable diseases still circulate anywhere in the world, children in the US are still vulnerable and must continue to be vaccinated.
Over the last 2 years, the world has seen unsurpassed death and illness from yet another virus. In reading the Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination, I am reminded that we have even more work to do. Here we are in the early months of 2022, with more than 950,000 American deaths as a result of COVID-19. As a Rotary member and polio survivor, I am particularly aware of the important role vaccines play in halting the spread of disease. With that in mind, we must continue to support polio immunization efforts around the world, just as we continue to support the effort to mitigate COVID-19.
What can we do? We can be sharing fact-based vaccination information. Rotarians throughout our state are supporting our PA Immunization Coalition(s). I have personally had the opportunity to speak out, along with another Rotarian survivor, for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia about the realities of life after experiencing the effects of a vaccine preventable disease. I was one of three polio survivors who were given the opportunity to answer this call in a blog by the PA Immunization Coalition (PAIC).
We can be volunteering at vaccine clinics and holding blood drives. We can be distributing packets of vaccine information that encourage vaccine acceptance, to day care centers, physicians and clinics. We have a lot we can be doing in our District to answer this call.
Engage with your Rotary Club to learn more about how you can get involved as a partner supporting these efforts in your community. We are doing this not only for ourselves, but for future generations.
We have witnessed the truth first hand. Vaccines Work!
Deb Stambaugh
Central PA Coordinator, PA Polio Survivors Network Hanover Rotary Club
Member of Adams/York and Lancaster County Immunization Coalitions Contact information:

Congratulations Lancaster-South Rotary!

Celebrate Teachers Making an Impact

Join WITF and Rotary 7390 Tuesday, May 24 at 6pm at the WITF Public Media Center in Harrisburg as we host the 2022 Teacher Impact Awards Banquet. Help us make this a special in-person event honoring dedicated teachers.

The buffet style hors d’oeuvres banquet is open to the public and recognizes outstanding professionalism, classroom leadership, and significant contributions made by teachers across our region during this past year. The event also provides an opportunity for the community to say “Thank You” to our educators for their commitment and dedication to our students.

We’ll present awards to seven K-12 teachers in public and private schools in the Rotary District’s seven county area which includes: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York. Plus, we’ll screen special video profiles of each educator highlighting their exemplary work in the classroom.

Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets must be purchased by May 18. Reserve your spot now!

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Can’t attend the awards event?

Watch the broadcast premiere of the 2022 Teacher Impact Awards television special on WITF TV June 23 at 8pm or stream on-demand beginning June 23 through the PBS Video app.

Global Grants Change Lives

2022 Rotary D7390 Conference

The Conference will be held Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Best Western Premiere (800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111). There are several registration options available.
The Four-Way Test Speech contest finale will be held on Friday, May 6 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. A reception with heavy hor's d'oeuvres will immediately follow the conclusion of the contest. 
On Saturday, May 7 you can either choose the "Grow Rotary" track or the "Leadership" track. You will stay with the track you choose throughout the day. The Leadership track will feature "managing change and conflict" and "creating high performing teams". Grow Rotary will focus on creating a culture of engagement, ways for clubs to attract and retain members, promoting the public image of your Club, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 


Cost to attend: 
  • Friday Night - $30 per person
  • Saturday all day (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) - $125 per person
  • Saturday Dinner ONLY - $50 per person
  • Total Conf Reg - $150 per person

Thank you to our Sponsors!!


Susquehanna Township Partners with Girl Scouts to Plant Trees

(A fun time on Saturday, April 23.  In the picture along with the scouts and scout leaders are Rotarians Mira far left, Dr. Willis sixth from left in back and Linda Spotts to the far right.)
A fun morning on Saturday, April 23 with the Rotary Club of Susquehanna Township and other volunteers. The hour went really fast, and the scouts liked the tree planting and are interested in coming back to help us with the 2 elm trees yet to be purchased.  The elm trees were not readily available for Saturday’s planting. 
We provided the tools, trees, mulch and water and The junior and cadette scouts did the digging, planting, watering and mulching.  Each of the 3 teams of scouts gave their dogwood a name – Gertrude a red dogwood, Ray a white dogwood and Jeri a red dogwood.
What a great project! A big thank you to Ralph for allowing us to plant trees on Susquehanna Union Green so that our club could fulfill a request from Janet Donovan, CEO of Girls Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, to partner with a scout troop for tree planning in the township.  

Polio Speaker for a Club Meeting

The eradication of Polio is still Rotary’s number one humanitarian goal.  John Kramb is the End Polio Now Coordinator for our Zone, and he has developed a presentation for clubs.  To schedule John to speak at your club, please email him at

Fundraiser for Polio

In today's society, bikers often get a bad rap. Previously, bikers were rough and tumble people that were part of a gang. That is no longer the case. Many bikers ride for recreation, and are productive members of society. They even do rides to raise awareness and money for charitable causes.
One of the causes supported by motorcycling Rotarians is the eradication of Polio.  Many of the rides in which we participate also serve as a means to raise money for PolioPlus. 
This particular fundraiser is designed to raise money over most of this riding season, and I ask for your support.  Click here to support this effort! 
You donation will be matched by the Gates Foundation two to one, and will count for your Paul Harris points.
Thanks for your support.
PDG John Kramb

Updates to Rotary Liability Insurance Starting July 1

The current insurance program policies are expiring on 1 July 2022, and Risk Management is working on renewing them for the 2022-23 policy year. New policies will be purchased to provide continuous coverage and we will strive to maintain coverage as broad as the expiring policies.

Here are some insights provided to us during the initial stage of the renewal process:

Communicable Diseases Exclusion: The 2022-23 general liability policy likely will again contain a communicable diseases exclusion applicable to COVID-19.

Liquor Liability Coverage: The 2022-23 general liability policy likely will contain an endorsement that excludes coverage for “bodily injury or property damage caused by, in whole or in part, alcoholic beverages sold, served, or furnished while any liquor license is required and is not in effect." The current general liability policy provides liquor liability coverage and does not have restrictions such as this. In anticipation of this change, please verify whether a liquor license is required as part of your event and apply early if you determine one necessary. PLEASE NOTE: Our District insurance chair spoke to RI regarding this policy change. Their response is this: To speak using layman’s terms, it means the policy contains an endorsement that excludes coverage for incidents where a liquor license was required but wasn’t obtained in advance of the event.

Insurance Marketplace Conditions: The insurance marketplace has proven challenging. Insurance companies continue to raise their rates due to the increasingly frequent occurrence of catastrophic losses (severe storms, tornados, and wildfires) and the monetarily punitive amounts of damages being handed down by juries. We expect that this will affect insurance assessments and the Program. A premium credit will be issued due to the Program's favorable history as far as losses, and this will in part mitigate increases in premium.

York-North Summerfest

York-North Rotary will be hosting a Summer Festival at PeoplesBank Park on June 11 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., to fund “Math is a Superpower”. The festival will feature live music, food, wine, beer, spirits, small games of chance and more will be featured. Please support this valuable math program, by joining us on June 11 at PeoplesBank Park.
Rotary Club of York-North has partnered with the York County Literacy Council to provide free, custom mathematics education, “Math is a Superpower.” Rotary Club of York-North will fund the program while the York County Literary Council will provide the training. This course is designed for individuals who are not in the education system and in need of remedial math education, including multiplication and division of fractions and decimals.
Graduates of this program will then qualify to enroll in the Manufacturing Pathway Training Program, provided by the Manufacturers’ Association. Employment opportunities, with the Manufacturers’ Association membership companies, will become available following successful completion of both courses. Math as a Superpower will positively impact individuals, employers, and our community. The 8- week course, will meet two times per week from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., beginning September 20, 2022. The classes will be held at Career Link, 841 Vogelsong Road.
Rotary York-North has been in existence for over 30 years, providing service above self to local and international communities. Some successful programs to date are:
  • Funding for students in need in local school districts and local organizations
  • Providing services for homeless families, nursing home residents, and individuals with disabilities
  • Building an all-inclusive playground and supporting the Rotary Baseball field at Cousler Park

Lancaster Presents Wheels & Wings 5K

The 5th running of this annual 5K benefit event is totally on the campus of Brethren Village directly across from the Lancaster Airport.  The looped route winds around the lightly traveled community roads.  With minimal elevation changes this will prove to be a fast and enjoyable course.  Held rain or shine, the event will be professionally chip timed by Second Wind Race Timing.

Join us in beautiful Lancaster County just south of Lititz for this kick-off event to The Rotary Club of Lancaster’s Wheels and Wings Festival into the afternoon on the grounds of the Airport.

This race is a fundraiser. The proceeds of Wheels & Wings and 5k support the Rotary Club of Lancaster’s Summer Youth Experience. The summer program, funded in partnership with the United Way of Lancaster, supports more than a thousand city youth between the ages of five through seventeen. The program addresses the “achievement gap” and gives them fun things to do that develop leadership skills and helps prevent the “summer slide” in school.  Benefits also support other service programs of our Club locally, nationally and globally through Rotary International, a network of over 32,000 clubs in 200 plus countries.  

D7390 Committee Opportunities

Contact DGE Juliet Altenburg at if you would like to join the committees listed below!
DEI Committee – This new Diversity-Equity-Inclusion committee is being launched to support Rotary International’s commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment in our Rotary Clubs.  PDG Hector Ortiz will be the Committee Chair.  To read more about RI’s commitment to DEI go to:
Women in Rotary Committee
A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve.  Currently just 28% of Rotary Members in District 7390 are women and even fewer are in leadership positions.  As we welcome Rotary International’s first woman president Jennifer Jones, lets plan activities to not only attract more women into Rotary but celebrate women Rotarians throughout our District and beyond. Those activities can include business networking, service, leadership development and FUN!  Anyone is welcome to join regardless of gender orientation.
2022-2023 RI President Jennifer Jones
2023 District Conference Planning Committee – join DGE Juliet in planning the 2023 District Conference which will take place in the Spring of 2023.  This event doesn’t need to be a typical “conference” at all.   Let’s discuss options including a District wide service activity or social event!  Non-Rotarian partners and friends are welcome!
Upcoming Events
YE 2022 Short-Term Apps Due to ESSEX
May 01, 2022
District Grant Committee Meeting
May 02, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
District Governor Line Meeting
May 05, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District Conference
Best Western Premiere
May 06, 2022 5:00 PM –
May 07, 2022 8:30 PM
Assistant Governor Meeting
Virtual Event
May 10, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Presidents Leadership Meeting
Virtual Event
May 10, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Appalachian Brewing Company
May 16, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Teacher Impact Awards Banquet
May 24, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Advisory Council Meeting
Virtual Event
May 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Houston Texas
Jun 04, 2022 – Jun 08, 2022
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