New York City Bus Trip - November 9

Tickets for the United Nations day on November 9th are SOLD OUT! But, we still have a 55 passenger deluxe motorcoach reserved for that day.  If you are interested in spending the day in New York City on your own, there are still plenty of seats remaining on the bus! The cost is $50 per person to reserve a seat on the bus. The bus will depart at 4:30 a.m. from the Wyndham Garden Hotel (2000 Loucks Road, York, PA). We will make a fast food stop breakfast stop enroute to NYC and arrive at approximately 8:30 a.m. The bus will depart the UN building at 5:00 p.m. with arrival back to the Wyndham Hotel around 8:00 p.m. Reserve your seats on the bus today!!

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Pints for Polio

World Polio Day is just around the corner!

Visit one of these local establishments to support the 2019-20 Pints for Polio!!
October 17 - 5 to 8 p.m.Pints for PolioRiver Bend Hop Farm & BreweryPerry County
October 22 - 5 to 8 p.m.Ice Cream Pints for PolioUdder BlissElizabethtown
October 22 - 4 to 9 p.m.Pints for PolioRosie's TavolaMount Joy
October 23 - 6 to 9 p.m.Pints for PolioCox Brewing CompanyElizabethtown
October 23Pints for PolioStoner GrillLancaster
October 23 - 6 to 8 p.m.Pints for PolioFederal Tap HouseLancaster Penn Square
October 23 - 5 to 9 p.m.Pints for PolioABC MechanicsburgMech, Mech-North & West Shore
October 24 - 6 to 9 p.m.Pints for PolioFunk BrewingElizabethtown
October 24 - 5 to 11 p.m.Pints for PolioMarket Cross PubCarlisle/Carlisle-Sunrise
October 24 Pints for PolioMick's All American PubLancaster-South
October 24 - 4 to 10 p.m.Pints for PolioTwisted Bine Beer CoMount Joy
October 24, 25, 26, 27Ice Cream Pints for PolioIce Cream Ally's Coffee CafeLittlestown
October 25 - 4 to 8 p.m.Pints for PolioMosby's PubMount Joy
October 25 - 6 to 9 p.m.Pints for PolioMoo-Duck BreweryElizabethtown
October 28 - 4 to ??Pints for PolioSeven Sports Bar & GrillSouthern York County
October 29 - 4 to ??Pints for PolioZeroday Brewing CompanyHarrisburg

Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner

Join us Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the West Shore Country Club (100 Brentwater Road, Camp Hill) as we celebrate our Rotary Foundation and our achievements during the Million Dollar Journey in 2018-19. Cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner and speaker from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. Registration deadline is November 1, 2019. 


The speaker this year is Rotary International Trustee Brenda Cressey. Brenda is president and CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business in Maine. She has volunteered with civic organizations such as the American Cancer Society.

A Rotarian since 1989, Cressey has served as a regional membership and Foundation coordinator and RRFC Training Institute moderator, an endowment/major gifts adviser, Council on Legislation representative, RI president’s representative, 2012 International Assembly executive committee member and partner moderator, RI training leader, and district governor.

Cressey has received Rotary’s Service Above Self Award and the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. Brenda and her husband, Dick, are Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society, the Paul Harris society, and the Arch Klumph Society.


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Trees Planted in the City of York

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, sixteen trees were planted in York City by the Preserve Planet Earth Committee, members of the Rotary Club of York, PA, family, friends, and cadets from the William Penn JROTC unit.  The trees included a variety of species ranging from Sunset Maple, Linden, Black Gum, Lilac, and Hornbeam Trees.  The planting teams removed stumps, rocks, bricks and concrete in existing tree wells to plant these trees in the areas of George Street, West Market Street, West Princess Street, East Prospect Street, and Williams Park. Special thinks to Rotarian Brian Mummert of W S  Landscape Services who procured the trees, provided the mulch and put in a full day delivering, planting and cleaning up.  Also, thanks to J T Hand and the York Water Company for the delivery of water for all the trees. 

Congratulations to our Newest Paul Harris Society Member

DG Paddy Rooney recently recognized Rotary Club of York member William Hartman as a member of the Paul Harris Society.   Bill was presented his Chevron at the October 9, 2019 club meeting.  The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor generous Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Rotary Foundation.

Trees for the Trail Dedication Ceremony - November 10

Disaster Rebuild in North Carolina in February

Eighteen volunteers travelled to New Bern N.C. in August to restore homes damaged by the 2018 Hurricane Florence. We will return to New Bern Feb. 23-29, 2020 to continue the recovery work.
Transportation will again be provided free-of-charge by Rotarian John Bailey through Bailey Coach. We will continue volunteering with Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders and will again stay at the Cornerstone Church offering great accommodations and food at a cost of $125.00pp.
Interested? Contact Peg Sennett, 717-630-8281,

Eisenhower Humanitarian Award Presented to PDG John Kramb

Having demonstrated the fundamental tenant of Rotary International of service above self, John Kramb was named recipient of the 2019 Dwight D. Eisenhower Humanitarian Award.

Presented by the Rotary Club of Gettysburg, this award is given to residents of Adams County who demonstrate a lifelong commitment to the local community and to the world community.

After retiring from the United States Army in the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1995, he and his wife, Katherine, purchased the Adams County Winery in 1998. Together they built the winery into a thriving tourist attraction and venue for weddings, family gatherings and other events. Kramb’s trusty four-legged friend, Rusty, hosted an open invitation to his birthday party each year benefitting the Adams County SPCA. The winery is currently the fifth oldest winery in Pennsylvania and is home to the award winning wine, Tears of Gettysburg.

John has been a member of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg since 2005 and served as club president during 2009-2010. He also served in a number of district offices, including membership coordinator, assistant governor for Group I, the district budget committee, two district conference planning committees, Rotary UN Day coordinator and chair of the District Grants Committee. He was elected District Governor for 2015-2016. Kramb is a member of Rotary Leadership Institute and has traveled throughout the zone training Rotary leaders. He has attended eight International Conventions, during which he learned of an opportunity to participate in National Immunization Day in Dhanbad, India. He traveled to India in 2012, 2017 and 2018 to participate in the immunization distribution for polio. It is Rotary’s goal to eradicate the world of polio. Having had polio as a child, John knows first-hand the effects of this terrible disease. John has made it his mission to assist in all ways possible in reaching this goal. Also close to John is his desire to see that schoolchildren Vijiyawada, India have sanitary facilities at school. John has participated with Rotary’s partner in Vijiyawada with installing toilets and handwashing facilities in schools. As Americans take this for granted, the young girls see this as a gift as they are now able to continue their education much the same as young boys.

When John is not traveling, he can be found at the Historic Fairfield Inn. In 2013, John became the 27th innkeeper since the Inn’s founding in 1757.
First presented to Dwight D. Eisenhower by the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, the award was transferred in 2003 to the Rotary Club of Gettysburg because of the club’s links to Eisenhower.

Kramb will be honored at the Rotary’s Luncheon meeting on Oct. 21 at the Gettysburg Hotel, on Lincoln Square, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Reservations for the luncheon and award presentation are $14 and can be made by emailing Chris Kimple at by Oct. 16. Please include Eisenhower Humanitarian Award in the subject line.

2022-23 District Governor Nominations

The time has come to begin the nominating process for our District Governor 2022-23.  This will continue our three-year projection for District 7390’s leadership.
Every club has an outstanding leader who could be a potential District Governor. Look around and ask yourself, who is that person in our club? It is the person who is a good leader, interested, involved, gives financially to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation and is helpful to other members. Is it me? We all need to give encouragement and “plant the seed” for others to move forward. I encourage you to think about yourself or other club members that would make a great District Governor! You may suggest a Rotarian from another Club so long as you first obtain agreement from the Club where the candidate is a member.
The District Governor is the officer of RI in the District, functioning under the general control and supervision of the RI Board. The Governor has responsibility for organizing new Clubs; strengthening existing Clubs; promoting membership growth; supporting The Rotary Foundation; planning and presiding at the District Conference, PETS and District Training Assembly; issuing a monthly newsletter; focusing attention on important Rotary issues; motivating Rotarians to participate in service activities; recognizing the outstanding contributions of Rotarians in the District; and many other responsibilities. The candidate should be aware of the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of a District Governor and must demonstrate willingness, commitment and ability (physically and otherwise) to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of Governor.     
Suggestions for District Governor Nominee 2022-23 must be received in the District Office by December 13, 2019 to be considered by the Nominating Committee. Interviews for the 2022-23 District Governor will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Byrnes Health Education Center in York. 
Contact the District Office or DG Paddy Rooney with questions about nominating a candidate for District Governor! 

Rotary Rocks Benefit Concert

Upcoming Events
YE Inbound Overnight Social - Hershey
Oct 19, 2019 – Oct 20, 2019
Mount Joy Official DG Visit
Oct 22, 2019
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2019
YE - New York City Trip
New York City
Oct 25, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Oct 26, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hershey Official DG Visit
Oct 28, 2019
Lancaster-Sunrise Official DG Visit
Oct 31, 2019
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Nov 04, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Foundation Dinner
West Shore Country Club
Nov 06, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Rotary Foundation Dinner
Nov 06, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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