2021 District Conference


Come join us!

We are excited to be your guides as we set out exploring new opportunities together. Our path will take us into a world of leadership, learning, fellowship and fun! All from the comfort of your own home!

This exciting adventure will also include the opportunity to join with fellow Rotarians safely in service throughout the three districts!

Join together with us in our exploration.


Supporting the Environment: A New Area of Focus and New Opportunities Coming July 2021

Although Supporting the Environment has recently become a standalone area of focus, over the past 5 years, more than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment related projects. Click Here.
Past Rotary President Gary C.K. Huang says that with the global population reaching near eight billion, protecting the environment is increasingly important.
It is time for us to use our collective resources to invest in a smart and efficient way to protecting our environment,” says Huang. “We are qualified to take this initiative because we are a global group of problem solvers with diversified talents.
The Rotary Foundation will be supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance environmental sustainability, and foster harmony between people and the environment. If you want to learn more see the Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus Policy Statements by Clicking Here
From the Rotary web page: Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the environment. We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.
To do projects that have a larger impact, and broader reach, ongoing donations to the Rotary Foundation will be needed to permit Rotarians to plan and implement global grant projects.  One way to assure that funds are there when we need/want them is to make gifts that are targeted towards supporting the environment via the world fund.  The interest from these donations will then be directed only to global grants that are focused on this new area of focus into perpetuity.
Consider being a donor leader in supporting this new area of focus.



The Rotary Means Business Fellowship (RMBF) gained Rotary International approval as a business networking fellowship in 2013 and has been growing ever since.  It now has over 100 Chapters worldwide covering every continent except Antarctica (penguins may be joining soon) and almost 1,000 individual paid members.  The Purpose of the RMB Fellowship, i.e., the “what” and the “why” follow: Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them, and by referring others to them.  After all, we follow the Four Way Test so trust is built into all parts of Rotary.  As a result, the RMBF helps develop stronger businesses, stronger communities, stronger members, stronger Rotary Foundation, stronger Clubs, and ultimately a stronger Rotary.
Chapters may be formed in varying ways – a group of Rotarians in a geographical area may decide to form a chapter, a part of a District may form a chapter, or the chapter may be formed based on a District-centered/managed model.  Chapters join the RMBF to use the logo and RMB brand name for a modest annual fee.  There is no requirement that chapter members join the Fellowship as individuals but this is recommended.  Chapter leaders are required to join the RMBF.  Individual annual memberships or lifetime memberships are available at a reasonable cost.
The RMBF provides its members and Chapters many benefits to include being part of a growing worldwide Rotary business networking movement with the opportunity to exchange views with Rotarians from around the world.  When you join and fill out your member profile, you automatically are part of a global Rotarian “Yellow Pages”.  For local chapters when more and more of the members join the RMBF, the chapter has effectively created its own “Yellow Pages” since if you search the database for a particular US state and a particular profession the name of local members in that profession will pop up.  The RMBF also is developing a Mentoring database, which will allow Rotarians to mentor other Rotarians that seek advice in various fields.  You can also promote your business networking events on the RMBF website at
To find out more regarding forming a Chapter or joining as an individual, please consider stopping by the RMBF virtual booth in the Hall of Friendship.  Members of the RMBF Board of Directors to include the Chair and Vice Chair will be able to answer your questions and point you to the best path to join as a Chapter and/or an individual. 
Hall of Friendship times are as follows:
  • Friday evening April 30 - 6:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday morning, May 1 - 8:30 to 9:30 AM
  • Saturday evening, May 1 - 6:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, morning May 2 - 10:30 to 11:15 AM
See you there!

Rotary Veterans Initiative Seeking Mentors

The Rotary Veterans Initiative is looking for mentors in the following fields: Computer Information Security, Computer Networking/Penetration Testing/IT/Cyber Security, and a Physician.
Mentors can be from our network of district Rotarians or from their friends and acquaintances that may be experts in these areas.  Please contact PDG Alden Cunningham at if you can mentor or have anyone that has agreed to be a mentor for a student veteran from Harrisburg Community College.  Thank you.

Rotary and the United Nations

Many of you have asked about our Rotary-United Nations activities, especially regarding the popular United Nations Days, we had pre-covid. 
Recently our friends in NYC District 7230 helped to coordinate a virtual UN day, with lots of great content and speakers.  Below are links to archive videos of the first 3 sessions.
I have also been doing Zone and District presentations on the 75th anniversary and history of Rotary’s founding contribution to the UN. Below is an archive video from a recent RID 3860 celebration event, hosted by Banilad Metro RC in Cebu, Philippines. My UN presentation starts at about the 11:40 minute mark. 75th Anniversary Celebration of Rotary & the United Nations
We hope you enjoy this information on our Rotary-United Nations partnership. Please like and subscribe to receive notice of new videos when uploaded.
With best regards.
Doug V
PDG Doug Vincent,  D7080 ON, Canada
Rotary UNAC United Nations Rep
RCMP Federal Community Police Advisor
744797 CR 17, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V7
+1 519-537-3753

Missed the bus with applying for a 2021-2022 District Grant? 

Missed the bus with applying for a 2021-2022 District Grant?
No worries!
You can still “HOP ON THE BUS” with us!
While the March 15 deadline for submitting the Form of Intention for 2021-2022 District Grants may have already passed, you can still be a part of a District Grant by joining our multi-club, district-wide project. You can learn more about the project on our club’s website HERE or by watching DG John Anthony’s VLOG HERE.
We are still in need of ONE MORE CLUB to be a grant partner along with the Harrisburg Keystone, West Shore, Mechanicsburg North, and Littlestown clubs! And even if you already have your own District Grant project lined up, you can still join other clubs, such as the Lancaster South and Perry County clubs, that have generously donated to this project in addition to their own club projects. Our club has set up a donation link HERE, and each donation, whether from clubs or individuals, help us reach our $25,000 District Grant goal and push this bus a little closer to finish line!
Just as a reminder, we’re also offering to match up to $500 of each club’s donations (Read more about the matching challenge HERE). So far, that’s already added up to $2150 in additional money going towards the project.
We know that by working together we can multiply the good that we can do in the world.  Thank you so much for your consideration!
Yours in Rotary,
Meg & Duke
P.S. For any questions related to the project, please feel free to reach out to us here:
Mr. Duke Adams:, 484.524.5561
Dr. Meg Ramey:, 717.571.5770

Harrisburg Club’s Foundation Donates Lunch Meeting Funds to 16 Non-Profits While While Socially Distancing


The Harrisburg Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg which was founded in 1911 as the 23rd club in all the world.
The Foundation is funded by Club members and Club-sponsored fundraisers. The Foundation typically disburses about $50,000.00 per year in college scholarships, grants to the Harrisburg School District, local charitable organizations, programming for local youth, local and international service projects.
In addition to the normal service and support, from March 2020 to April 2021, the Rotary Club of Harrisburg has donated the unused portion of the members’ meal budget to organizations who have been supporting those who need extra help during the pandemic. 
Prior to the pandemic, members typically enjoyed lunch, Club updates and a notable speaker most every Monday at the Hilton Harrisburg in the center of the city.
To date, Foundation has donated an additional $30,400.00 from the lunch budget to the following organizations since March 2020.
American Red Cross- Central PA Chapter
Bethesda Mission
Boys and Girls Club
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Downtown Daily Bread
Hanna's Pantry
Hospice of Central Pennsylvania
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area
Jewish Community Foundation's Food For Children Campaign
Latino Hispanic American Community Center
Rotary Foundation's Polio Plus Fund
Salvation Army- Harrisburg Capital City Region
Save the Bananas 
Shalom House
YMCA- Camp Curtin Branch
YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Elizabethtown Golf Major

Thursday, June 10, 2021
1950 Stone Mill Road
Lancaster, PA  17603


Perry County Golf Outing

Colonial Park Golf Outing

This is the 17th annual golf tournament sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colonial Park will be held Friday, May 21, 2021. The tournament is named after Past President Norman P. Hetrick, who passed away on June 30, 2009. Norm was president of the Rotary Club of Colonial Park during the Rotary year of 2001/2002. As President, it was Norm’s goal to raise funds for community projects and organizations, especially to benefit students in area schools and the Harrisburg Foundation.
The Colonial Park Rotary Club is designating the proceeds from the golf tournament to be used as scholarships for three students who would not have the ability to pay for tuition. These scholarships can be used at any accredited post-secondary educational institution. Three eligible graduating seniors from Dauphin County Technical Schools will each be awarded a $5,000, one-year scholarship. Over the past 17 years, the club has awarded more than $180,000 towards providing scholarships to local students and assisting civic non-profit organizations. The Colonial Park Rotary Club is working to make this the best year ever!


We are excited to offer a $ 5,000 scholarship to someone dedicated to community service and serving others while enrolled in college!  Applications are currently being accepted for this inaugural scholarship.  Eligible applicants are current full-time undergraduate college students enrolled for their junior year this fall 2021.  All scholarship criteria, including the downloadable application, are available on  Completed applications must be received before the May 31, 2021 deadline.  Contact Student Education Administrator Renea with any questions

York Accepting Applications for Whitely Educational Loans

The Rotary Club of York is currently accepting applications for $ 2,000 WHITELEY EDUCATIONAL LOANS for full-time, undergraduate college students.  All criteria and downloadable applications are available on the club’s website  The deadline to receive a completed application is May 31, 2021.  Contact Student Education Administrator Renea with any questions

York Rotary Equine Scholarship

The Rotary Club of York is currently accepting applications for the $ 3,000 Donna E. Hayes Equine Scholarship.  Eligible applicants are current full-time students in the EQUINE field of study in college (majors including management, studies, science, therapy, business, etc.).  The application and informational letter are available on  Please contact Student Education Administrator Renea Oberdick with questions The application deadline is May 31, 2021. 

Rotary Club of York Carol Wagman Nursing Scholarship

Applications are currently being accepted for the Carol Wagman NursingScholarship. Eligible applicants are York College of PA students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in their junior year or above. All criteria, including the downloadable application, are available on The application deadline is May 31. Please contact Student Education Administrator Renea with any questions
Upcoming Events
Earth Day
Apr 22, 2021
District Conference
Virtual Event
Apr 30, 2021 – May 02, 2021
Grant Committee Meeting
May 03, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Leadership Meeting
May 11, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Teacher Impact Awards Ceremony
May 26, 2021
Grant Committee Meeting
Jun 07, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Leadership Meeting
Jun 08, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
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