Rotary: Unwrapping the Inspiration

Please join us for a re-invented 2019 District 7390 Conference – "Rotary: Unwrapping the Inspiration"
Rotarian Zane Gizzi shows us first-hand personal leadership decisions that can help you focus on developing a leadership style that advances Rotary ideals and promotes service to others. This presentation will help you develop and expand your personal leadership style for both Rotary and your career.
Detailed information on the District Conference is available on District 7390 web page. Click here! 
We look forward to seeing you again in Hershey where we will be Unwrapping the Inspiration.

RYLA 2019

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA Emphasizes Leadership, Citizenship and Personal Growth.

Do you know an outstanding Junior that has what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change not only themself but the world?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary District 7390 (South Central PA) where students develop their skills as leaders while having fun and making connections. The 2019 RYLA Conference will be held June 9-13, 2019. This will be the 59th Consecutive RYLA in Rotary District 7390.

Students must be between their Junior and Senior year in high school to attend. Approximately 140 High School youth attend annually.

The schedule includes various speakers, career seminars, a challenge course, team building activities, a conference band and chorus and much, much more.

What are the benefits?

Students will connect with leaders in their communities and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in their school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock their potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

March 20 - RMB in Lancaster

The Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square and the Eastern Tier RMB Steering Committee will host the 49th RMB networking event in District 7390's RMB history and the third event of the 2019 season at the Groff Event Center, 234 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA on Wednesday, March 20.  The event cost will be FREE thanks to the Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square, Groff Funeral Home and Cremation Services and Renovations by Garman who are providing the venue, hors d'oeuvres and the beverages (wine, beer and soft drinks).   The event will start at 5:30 and end at 7:30 pm.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS to attend this event so that you can make great connections and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarians and family of Rotary!  RSVP Here!! 

Thank you to the Event Sponsors! 

Thank you to the Season RMB Sponsors!


West Shore Helps Fund Kindergarten Reading Program

Rotary Club of West Shore President, Kirk Brechbiel, presents a $2,000 check to David Harrison, Director of Elementary Education with the West Shore School District. The money will pay for a new Kindergarten reading program. Each new incoming Kindergarten student will receive the book "The Duck Rides a Bike" courtesy of our Rotary Club. Club members will be invited back in the fall for opportunities to be reading partners with the students. This continues are role in encouraging reading and literacy in young people, along with providing a book for them to hold and enjoy.

Red Lion/Dallastown Donates Play Equipment to School

Members of the Rotary Club of Red Lion - Dallastown recently delivered and assembled several pieces of play equipment to the students of the Windsor Manor Elementary School in the Red Lion Area School District.  The Club used Club generated funds from various fundraising activities and funds from a Rotary District Grant to purchase the items. 
students Jelena Jones (left) and Dakota Pipher try out the Connect 4 game. 
Club members along with students and school staff look over all the donated items.  From left to right are:  Club President, Frank Herron; Club members Del McChalicher and Lori Polakoff, Windsor Manor Teachers Julie Brunetto and Levi Myers, Club member Kim McChalicher, and WIndsor Manor Principal Sheila Hughes.  Students from left to right are: Christy Whitcraft, Alaina Guzman, and J'Maani Markline.


The Rotary Club of Harrisburg is giving a paperback dictionary to more than 650 third grade students in Harrisburg area schools. 
The Dictionary Project was launched at our Club when Steve Feinour was president 2016-2017, using a matching District 7390 Grant, and continues this year under the guidance of chairs Ashley Tedor and Wendell Hoover.  A District Matching Grant made this project possible again. 
Current President Andy Rebuck says, “We’ve completed distribution to four of the six area elementary schools—and only a snow storm prevented us from completing the distributions.
One of my biggest joys is seeing these little folks smile ear to ear when they receive their dictionary and the pride of ownership they take in it.  Thanks again to all RCH members for supporting our local foundation, as  their support fuels many such efforts like this enriching program.” 
RCH members volunteer to distribute the dictionaries and interact with the children. 

York-East Golf Tournament


Successful Rotary Means Business Held February 26th!

The hosting Rotary Clubs of Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg North, and West Shore and the Northern Tier Steering Committee along with principal organizer DGN John Anthony deserve great credit for having one of the most successful RMB events in its six year history on February 26, 2019 at the offices of Classic Rock Fabrication.  Our 48th networking event since July 2014 had 50 or more Rotarians and potential Rotarian guests from 13 Rotary clubs from all areas of our district.  Many great connections were made and much fun and fellowship enjoyed as the photos below show.  Thank you to Classic Rock Fabrication for a great venue.  Well done all!

Perry County Golf Tournament - June 14

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Park Clean Up Volunteers Needed

The Rotary Club of Mount Joy invites our friends and neighbors in the Mount Joy area to volunteer a little time at Rotary Park. If you enjoy playing in the dirt, Spring Clean-up Day is scheduled on Saturday, April 6 from dawn until 1:00 pm (drizzle or shine).
Do you or your family members enjoy time at one of the ball fields? Rotary Park in Mount Joy is the home of Hotchkiss, Merchandiser, and Don Pop Stanley Fields. Do you let the kids run the bases or climb on the tot lot playground while you lounge at the picnic tables? Then bring your family to the park to help perk it up after a long winter.
Bring your gardening tools to the park entrance on Fairview Street across from the former Lion’s Club Swimming Pool. Come when you can, leave when you must. Lunch will be provided by the Rotary Club. RSVPs are requested but not necessary. For questions or to sign-up, contact Dave Christian at
Volunteers may also help keep the park beautiful all summer long. Contact Dave for ideas which can be completed at the park any time. Get your family, team, or club involved in this opportunity to help make the community the best it can be. Inspire those you know by mentioning Rotary’s commitment to “Service Above Self”, and support us in our efforts to help Mount Joy shine.
Mark your calendar now. Step-up to the challenge on Saturday, April 6 or for our summer Cleanup Day scheduled for Saturday, June 15. We will be there from dawn until 1 PM. Participants will be invited to attend a pool party at Dave and Sandy Christian's home later this summer.
For more details and additional photos, review the Mount Joy Rotary Club’s Facebook page.  If you are interested in being a guest at either the Tuesday noon or Thursday evening meetings, call Mark Rorabaugh at 717-653-4717 or send an email at

Gettysburg Distributes Dictionaries

Each spring, the Rotary Club of Gettysburg distributes free dictionaries to all students in third grade within the Gettysburg community.  This year, the Rotary Club distributed dictionaries to Gettysburg's Lincoln Elementary, Franklin Township Elementary, James Gettys Elementary, Biglerville Elementary, Gettysburg Montessori, St. Francis Xavier School, Vida Charter School and Fairfield Elementary.  The dictionaries allow students with limited resources to reference basic information for writing and for other school work.


Colonial Park Meeting Location Changes

The Colonial Park Club meetings are going to be held at Colonial Golf & Tennis (4901 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112) on April 3, April 10 and April 24. The meetings still officially begin at 12:15 p.m. and the price for lunch is $17.  The Colonial Park Club will meet at the Best Western Premiere on all other dates. 

Annual Comedy & Magic Show to Feature Four National Acts 

The 19th Annual Comedy and Magic Spectacular on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. features four national acts including: one of the great innovators in magic Tony Chapek; Central Pa’s very own Brett Myers, a rising star in the world of illusion based magic; Jarol Martin, born in Cuba, who was selected at age 13 to train at the House of Culture where he began his career; and the popular R.G. Smith as Master of Ceremonies.  Held at Lampeter-Strasburg High School’s Performing Arts Center, the show is the largest annual fundraiser hosted by Rotary Club of Lancaster South. Show proceeds fund scholarships awarded to graduating seniors at three local high schools (Solanco, Penn Manor, and Lampeter-Strasburg), toward youth programming at the L-S YMCA, and to other community needs. 
For more information and to purchase tickets !  Tickets may also be purchased at the L-S YMCA location. Tickets are $17 for adults and $11 for children age 12 and under. 
One of the great innovators in magic, Tony Chapek is a unique performer who has been delighting audiences for years with his innovative blend of magic, technology and humor.  He has performed for millions of people from the showrooms of Las Vegas to the TV studios of Europe and Asia. Tony has obtained some of the most prestigious awards in magic that include 1st Place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians International competition, the Society of American Magicians’ People’s Choice Award, and the rarely presented National Award for Originality from both organizations.
In addition to touring the world, Tony has appeared on two network television specials:  “Masters of Illusion” and “World Magic Awards” where he was named “World’s Most Original Act.”
One of the rising stars in the world of magic, Brett A. Myers is an illusionist who has taken his talents around the world, performing over 140 shows on military bases, in theaters, at colleges, for conferences as well as countless churches.  Born in central PA, he began touring and entertaining at an early age. Brett and his lovely bride, Labrina, present a variety of amazing effects. Their desire is to create environments that inspire positive life change; and to challenge each person’s perception of reality via their world of illusion. Most recently, Brett Myers and his entourage have taken summer and Christmas residence at the popular Bird-in-Hand Stage in Lancaster, PA. Brett is ready for the start of a 4th successful season in Lancaster with an all new “MAGIC AND WONDER” review. 
Born in Cuba, Jarol Martin felt a great interest in the secrets of illusion and the performance of magic.  At the age of thirteen, he was accepted in “La Casa de la Cultura,” (The House of Culture) that is a place where talent is nurtured. He then began his career as a magician. A credit to his skills, he was selected for a cultural project/tour that would take him all over his native country.  On this tour, he was selected as the “Artist of the Year.” From there, he created and performed in variety shows all over Central and South America. With great acclaim, he was chosen to appear in Las Vegas in a show called “Tropiclaisimo.”  Once discovered there, he has been ever so busy in the USA and Europe.
RG Smith
For the “umpteenth time” producer and director RG Smith will be the Master of Ceremonies and tour guide for the show.  In addition to keeping things moving and bringing old jokes back to our stage, he will give you a chance to win at a quick game of BINGO.  Make sure you get your free BINGO cards----1 each, please----and let’s have fun.  The game starts right after intermission.
For more information contact Martha MacAdam at 717-333-0559 or email at

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship

You can also contact Ed Hauck (D7390 Peace Scholar Chair) at or 717-293-8687 with questions!
Upcoming Events
Youth Exchange Harrisburg Overnight
Mar 09, 2019 – Mar 10, 2019
Rotary Means Business - Eastern Tier
Groff Event Center
Mar 20, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
World Water Day
Mar 22, 2019
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Apr 01, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Youth Exchange Final 2018-19 OB Orientation
Byrnes Health Education Center
Apr 06, 2019
9:15 AM – 3:30 PM
2019 District Conference Registration
Apr 12, 2019 5:45 PM –
Apr 13, 2019 9:00 PM
District Conference
Hershey Lodge
Apr 12, 2019 5:45 PM –
Apr 13, 2019 9:00 PM
RYLA Applications Due to the District Office
Rotary District 7390 Office
Apr 19, 2019
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Earth Day
Apr 22, 2019
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Apr 27, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.