Message from the DG


District Development Session - Fundraising Ideas, Best Practices & Tips - October 12

Ride to Eradicate POLIO

Rotary Night at the Drive-In

Rotary Nominates First Female President

Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones will officially became president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenged her.

Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”

As the first woman to be nominated to be president, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”

Jones is founder and president of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning media company in Windsor. She was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized for her service with the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award, a first for a Canadian. Jones holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).

A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a Rotary member since 1997 and has served Rotary as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor. She played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort by serving as chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group. She is the co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, which aims to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts.

Jones recently led the successful #RotaryResponds telethon, which raised critical funds for COVID-19 relief and was viewed by more than 65,000. Jones has also received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. She and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of The Rotary Foundation’s Arch Klumph Society, Paul Harris Society, and the Bequest Society.

The members of the Nominating Committee for the 2022-23 President of Rotary International are: Robert L. Hall, Dunwoody, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bradford R. Howard Oakland Uptown, California, USA; Per Høyen, Aarup, Gelsted, Denmark; Peter Iblher, Nürnberg-Reichswald, Zirndorf, Germany; Ashok Mahajan, Mulund, Mah., India; Sam Okudzeto, Accra, Accra, Ghana; Eduardo San Martín Carreño, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; Takeshi Matsumiya, Chigasaki-Shonan, Chigasaki Kanagawa, Japan; Michael K. McGovern (secretary), Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA; José Alfredo Pretoni, São Paulo-Sul, São Paulo, Brazil; Saowalak Rattanavich, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand; Hendreen Dean Rohrs, Langley Central, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Kenneth M. Schuppert, Jr (chair)., Decatur, Alabama, USA; Ravindra P. Sehgal, Belur, West Bengal, India; Noel Trevaskis, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Australia; Giuseppe Viale, Genova, Genova, Italy; and Chang-Gon Yim, Daegu-West, Daegu, Korea.

To learn more about Jones, read her interview and vision statement outlining her goals for Rotary.

RMB Fellowship Global Meeting

RMBers, here is an opportunity to be part of a virtual international RMB Fellowship event hosted by two Indian Chapters in Bangalore and Pune India but also including Chapters from Brazil, Mexico, the USA and more. The RMB Fellowship Event ( a chance to see how the RMB Fellowship of which we are Chapter # 4 operates internationally) will take place on Thursday, October 22 and will begin at 9:30 AM Eastern time on that date.  This is an opportunity to hear interesting speakers and  make international connections in the wider world of the RMB Fellowship.  Even if you regard your business as essentially local, you may learn something valuable and make unexpected connections that will help your business.
If you decide to join the meeting, please send the following information to Sachin Gururaj at your name, club name,phone number with country code [US country code is +1 (001)], email address, Rotary classification (vocation/business), do you wish to be contacted by phone or email for any business opportunities and if you do what is your preferred local time to receive a call.  Please send your RSVP with this info directly to Sachin Gururaj by email and copy Alden Cunningham  

Rotary Network

Fellow District 7390 Rotarians and RMBers, Rotary International has developed what it calls the Rotary Network to help Rotarians in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. It consists of six key areas: Career Services, Business Networking (the RMB Fellowship and its 104 Chapters worldwide), the Rotary Business Directory (a sort of worldwide Rotary Yellow Pages), Vocational Mentoring, Financial Information, and Sharing Ideas (a Rotary BLOG). Please go to and check the site out. After that please open the Rotary Business Directory and enter your business contact information along with a brief phrase on what your business is about. 
Right now there is one entry from our district from a Rotarian business in Lebanon. I think what happens is when you go to the Business Directory you should see all the nearby area Rotarian businesses. I am hoping to confirm this by having District 7390 Rotarians post on the Business Directory, and then we can see whether this will serve as a Yellow Pages function for us - a sort of "first stop" when we are looking for services Second, I want to get your feedback on the Rotary Network itself. Does this have value for you? Will you use it? Thank you for your support.

Southern York County Fundraiser

Help us construct a 40' Flagpole with a 8' x 12' American Flag and a "Welcome to Southern York County" Sign.

Sponsor a Star on the American Flag with a $200 donation.  The first 50 Star Sponsors will be recognized on a beautiful plaque to be posted around the community. Please provide your name, contact information, and/or the name of the person you'd like to honor in the comments or send an email to “” Thank You! 

With the recent construction at the Shrewsbury 83 Interchange, your local civic organizations are looking to install a 40' flagpole to fly the American Flag and a "Welcome to Southern York County" sign at the interchange.  We need your help in raising funds so we can make this dream a reality.  

The New Freedom Lions Club, New Freedom VFW Post 7012,  Shrewsbury Area Centennial Lions Club and Southern York County Rotary Club are working together to sponsor the new Shrewsbury Exit 4 Ramp on Interstate 83. We could use your support!

Current Project Needs:
1.  Welcome sign welcoming travelers to Southern York County (estimate $6k-$8k) 
2. 40’ flagpole with pole mounted lighting fixture (estimate $2.5k) 
3. American made USA and PA flags ($400)

Once construction on the interchange is complete, our organizations will work together to install the above items as well as provide perpetual upkeep of the interchange through basic maintenance and litter cleanup.

How You Can Help:
1. Donate to help us purchase the above mentioned project needs. Any amount helps. 
2. Sponsor a star on the American flag with a $200 donation. After the interchange is completed and all project items are installed we will host a ceremony honoring all Star Sponsors. 
3. Share our fundraiser! The more you share the more community members are able to help contribute to this project.

Show your civic pride and love for Southern York County! Make a donation in any amount to help us create a beautiful and welcoming entrance to Pennsylvania!

Thank you for your donation and your assistance!  If you are interested in learning more about our respective volunteer organizations, please visit our websites:
SYC Rotary:
New Freedom Lions:
Shrewsbury Lions:
New Freedom VFW Post 7012:

World Polio Day - October 24

WASH Rotary Action Group

Youth Exchange Workshop - October 24 - It's Time to Apply

York-East Holds Golf Tournament

The weather was sunny with a slight breeze and laughs were being shared on the green by approximately 70 golfers on Tuesday September 22nd. The Rotary Club of York East’s annual Golf Tournament was off and running with golfers taking the course at Briarwood Golf Club for a good cause.
“We are very happy to have it and I think our strong response this year is a result of a lot of other things not taking place, so people were happy to come to our event,” Rotary Club member said.
Now in its 17th year, the golf tournament has always supported local groups. And as it has the last couple of years, the tournament has benefited local charities Catholic Harvest Food Pantry, New Life for Girls, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Susquehanna Heritage, Salvation Army, Veterans Gold Star Garden, York County Veterans Court and York Rescue Mission.
Rotary members believe they have a shared responsibility to take action on both local and our world’s most persistent issues.
Pictured left to right: Becky Disney, Committee Chair, Major Thomas Babbitt, Salvation Army, and Kyle King, Club President.

Rotary Leadership Institute

Rotary Leadership Institute Hosted by D-7390
Registration for the Harrisburg, Oct. 24, 2020, Virtual RLI is now open!

Please plan to attend the next Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) hosted by D7390, which will be held virtually on Oct. 24, 2020. Please save the date and register at your earliest convenience. As you know, RLI is 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.
When can I attend RLI? Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. via zoom.
Ready to register? Go to Look at the schedule on the left-hand menu and click on "More Info". Then click on Read More below to see the step by step instructions. 

Registration closes October 12, 2020! The cost is $25.00.

Course Levels: Parts I, II, III, and Graduate (The graduate-level will focus on Fundraising)

Questions? Contact PDG Hector Ortiz, RLI Site Chair at or 717-608-0444.Please register NOW for the Oct. 24, 2020 virtual RLI at

25 Years of Service at the Byrnes Health Education Center - Help Us Tell Our Story!

Since 1995, teams at the Byrnes Health Education Center have been dedicated to educating and inspiring people of all ages to make healthy choices. Over these 25 years, our team has delivered over 7.5 million health education lessons to children, young adults, and their parents. The Center reaches communities stretching throughout South Central Pennsylvania and to participants thousands of miles away who reach us via internet. In the midst of a global public health pandemic overlaid with existing, long-term health needs and challenges, our mission is as relevant and vital today as it was decades ago.
While we are unable to host our 25th Birthday celebrations now, we look forward to the moment when conditions will allow us to physically gather and commemorate the Center’s first quarter century of delivering preventive health curriculum.
In the meantime, we invite you to help tell our story.  Your memories can help us tell the impact the many dedicated BHEC team members have had on our communities. We want to hear from students, teachers, parents, community members, board members, volunteers – anyone who experienced the Center or shares our passion for health education. If we shared a connection, please tell us:
  • If you attended any education program, who was your memorable health educator? How did they impact you?
  • How did something you learned make a difference to your health or the health of someone you love?
  • If you attended childbirth classes at the Center, how did that impact your childbirth experience?
  • Did you pursue a career in the field of health care because of what you experienced at the BHEC?  Why?
  • If you served on a board or working committee, what was your experience? How did you see the impact of health education on the community?
  • If you were you the recipient of a recognition such as the Founder’s Celebration of Life Award, how did the recognition amplify your work?
  • As a teacher who accompanied your students to the Center, what impact of the visit did you see on your students?
  • As a parent whose child has come to the Center, what did your child learn? Did you ever visit the center as a child yourself?
Please email your story to or drop it via USPS/mail to 515 S. George Street, York, PA  17401 - Attention: Birthday
We would love to hear from you and, with your permission, to share some of your stories. As we look forward to future, in-person celebrations, we hope to collect a treasure of memories that only you hold.

The Rotary Foundation Dinner - November 5, 2020

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Rotary Foundation dinner on November 5, 2020 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.! This will be a virtual event with no cost to attend, however, we are encouraging everyone to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation in lieu of a registration fee. There will be a keynote speaker and awards presented. 
Upcoming Events
District Development Session - Fundraising
Oct 12, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Leadership Meeting
Oct 13, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2020
Ride to Eradicate Polio
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail - Shippensburg Trail Head
Oct 24, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Oct 24, 2020
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Nov 02, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner
Virtual Event
Nov 05, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Leadership Meeting
Nov 10, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RMB Northern Tier
Nov 12, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Symposium - Life on Land
Nov 19, 2020 – Nov 21, 2020
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