RI President Elect Gordon McInally announces 2023-24 Presidential Theme


RI President-elect Gordon R. McInally announced his new Presidential theme at this week’s International Assembly in Orlando, Florida.  The 2023-24 Theme is Create Hope in the World.  He states, "The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves."  Click here to read more and watch the announcement video. 

Meet Greet Rotarians Throughout our District on Youtube!

A highlight of my club visits throughout our seven county District last summer was meeting so many kind, enthusiastic and passionate Rotarians! You energized me in unexpected and wonderful ways. Many of you accepted my offer to record a short video on what Rotary means to you and what makes your club special. 
Throughout the month of January, I am launching these videos from our “@rotary7390” You Tube Channel ( and District 7390 Facebook Page. Six videos have been launched so far and many more are to come.
I also welcome video submissions from any Rotarian who missed the opportunity to be recorded during my club visits. Simply email me a 1-2 minute video telling me what excites you about Rotary and what makes your club special. These videos will be enhanced by my brother-in-law Chris Altenburg who will make your video awesome!  

Rotary Means Business in Gettysburg - January 18

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg will co-host with its partner host WWII American Experience Museum the 64th RMB networking meeting since 2014 and the first of the 2023 RMB season.  The networking meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the WWII American Experience Museum, 845 Crooked Creek Road, Gettysburg, PA. The RMB event will be sponsored by the WWII American Experience Museum and the Members 1st Federal Credit Union, which will cover catering costs to include light snacks, wine, beer, soft drinks and water.
 The event is FREE.  Click here to RSVP Today!
This will be another great business networking opportunity and fun and fellowship event.  Do not miss it.  Also, please consider bringing potential Rotarian guests and family of Rotary.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

D7390 is Launching a New Environment Committee

A new environment committee is being launched by our District in response to an outpouring of interest expressed during a recent Environmental Summit hosted by District Membership Chair PDG John Anthony.  The Summit brought together Rotarians from 7 different clubs that had a passion for Rotary’s 7th area of focus! The three questions posed at the Summit were:
  1. How are our clubs currently having a positive environmental impact?
  2. How can we collectively do better to protect the environment?
  3. How can we expand our reach and bring more new members into Rotary through our passion for protecting the Environment?
The committee chair will be Rob Altenburg who is a member of the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North and is the Director of the Energy Center at Penn Future. Rob is also a member of ESRAG which is Rotary International’s Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group.  There were so many great ideas expressed at the Environmental Summit that the group committed to forming a committee and continuing the conversation.  Any interested Rotarians and guests are invited to join the group at their next meeting on:
Wednesday, March 8th at 7 PM on Zoom
Meeting ID: 837 7377 4511/  Passcode: 81nS2A
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Learn More About Characteristics of Clubs with a Consistent Growth Culture

All Rotarians are invited to the next Zone 32 Membership Seminar on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 PM.  The seminar will feature results of a survey completed across the United States and Canada featuring characteristics of clubs with a consistent membership growth culture.  This portion of the seminar will be approximately 40 minutes. The second part of the session is about 20 minutes and will be dedicated to Assistant Governors.
No pre-registration is needed! Simply connect into the Zoom session by clicking here.  
The session will be recorded for viewing on demand!   
Note for Club Presidents and President Elects:  This session is occurring during the time of our monthly Presidents meeting.  Please attend this seminar first, then after the membership portion proceed to the usual Zoom link for our monthly Presidents meeting where District news will be shared.

RYLA 2023 Informational Meeting

The 61st RYLA Conference in D7390 will be held June 11-15, 2023 at Messiah University. Registration is now open! If you would like to learn more about RYLA or the new registration process, please join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. 

Click here to pre-register for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please contact Melissa Kopp-Smith at or 717-854-7842 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you on January 26 to learn more about RYLA! 

York Rotarians Honor Veterans With Wreaths

The Lebanon Cemetery, an all-black cemetery located on North George Street in York, PA was, until recently, one of York’s best kept secrets.  On December 17,2022, the Friends of Lebanon Cemetery, busy repairing and sprucing up the grounds, held a wreath laying ceremony to honor the many veterans buried there.  The Rotary Club Of York, Pa, collected money from our generous members and sponsored 130 wreaths.  The photo shows a gathering of Rotarians from the Rotary Club of York Club and Uptown York Club who attended the moving ceremony and helped lay the wreaths on the graves of the veterans.

District Training Assembly - February 4

The District Training Assembly will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the York HACC Campus in the Cytec Building. The Cytec building will be located on the right hand side of Pennyslvania Avenue. 

Registration, coffee, and pastries will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. The training portion will begin at 8:30 a.m. and include a luncheon buffet. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and feature a keynote speaker. Cost to attend is $20 per person. 

At the conclusion of lunch, all Rotarians will be dismissed with the exception of the President-Elects and Assistant Governors who will remain until 3:30 p.m. for a Pre-PETS training session. 

There is no cost for the Club President-Elect to attend the District Training Assembly and Pre-PETS session. All other Rotarians will need to register and pay a nominal $20 registration fee. 

Click here to register today! 

York Academy Students Learn About Rotary

The Rotary Club of York President-Elect Aaron Jacobs spoke to 100 students at York Academy Regional Charter School. He shared with the students about the work that The Rotary Club of York does in the community and the various partners they work with. The students were enthusiastic and excited to hear about the great works of Rotary in their neighborhoods. Can you spot any future Rotarians in the pictures?

Students Learn About Rotary! 

D7390 Required Grant Training for 2023-24


Clubs intending to apply for Rotary Foundation District Club Grants or Global Grants this year must complete the annual District Grants Management Seminar scheduled for Monday, January 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  The training will be provided via Zoom.
At least one club member must be trained each year.  Additional club members are encouraged to complete the training if they are involved in the grant process for the club.  Members trained in previous years must re-certify annually. 
The training will include information on The Rotary Foundation, District Club Grants, Global Grants, and Community Needs Assessments.  The training will include Q & A sessions. 
Regardless of which grant type your club is planning to apply for, participants are expected to attend the full two-hour training.  Once you have completed the training, you will need to complete an online quiz for each of the training components.  A score of 70 percent or higher is required for successful completion of the training.  District leaders involved in management of Rotary Foundation grants will conduct the training.
Clubs must also submit a completed/signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to implement the financial and stewardship requirements of District 7390 and The Rotary Foundation.

Mark Your Calendars for these 2023 Events! 

Check out the District 7390 Website Calendar for more details!
  • 1/17/22, 7PM- 8 PM – Zone 32 Membership Webinar featuring best practices for fostering club membership growth.
  • 1/18/22, 5:30 – 7:00 PM – Rotary Means Business, WWII American Experience, Gettysburg PA
  • 1/23/22 – District 7390 Grant Training Webinar, 6 PM – 8 PM.  Find out more and register at:
  • 01/25/23  - District Leadership Team Dinner, Buhrig’s Mechanicsburg PA. By invitation only. 
  • 02/4/23 -  PRE-PETS and District Assembly, HACC - York Campus.  Learn more and register at:
  • 02/23-25 Mid-Atlantic PETS, King of Prussia PA – All President Elects are required to attend.  Registration is live at:
  • 04/1/23 - District Conference and Community Expo, Central Penn College, Summerdale PA
  • 5/27 – 5/31/23 -  RI Convention, Australia -
  • 6/29/23 - District Governor and Club President Installation

SAVE THE DATE! District Conference - April 1, 2023

Upcoming Events
International Assemby
Jan 08, 2023 – Jan 12, 2023
YE - STEP Interviews
Jan 12, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Governor Line Meeting
Jan 12, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Assistant Governor Meeting
Jan 17, 2023
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Meeting
Jan 17, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2023-2024 District Budget Committee Meeting
Jan 18, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary Means Business - Gettysburg
WWII American Experience
Jan 18, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
D7390 Safety Committee Meeting
Jan 18, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Governor 2025-2026 Interviews
PA Trauma Systems Foundation
Jan 19, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
D7390 Required Grant Training for 2023-24
Jan 23, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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