ENERGY - A D7390 Leadership Summit


  • Gain tools to be a more productive leader.
  • Learn the skills to more effectively lead people through tensions and conflicts.
  • Become inspired.

Event Details

When: February 9, 2019
Where: Penn State York (1031 Edgecomb Ave, York, PA 17403)
Cost: $30 per person (President Elects are FREE)
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2019

Rotary Global Grants Scholarship

Rotary Global Grants Scholarships fund graduate students who are interested in studying abroad in one of the six Areas of Focus for Rotary. Candidates must live in or attend college in District 7390, which encompasses Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.
Scholarship highlights…
  • Graduate studies abroad
  • Plan to pursue career in field of study
  • 1 to 2 year scholarship
  • Minimum of $30,000 per year
  • Must be proficient in language of country
Based on…
  • Academic merit
  • Studying a Rotary Area of Focus
  • Residence in or attendance at a college in District 7390
Rotary’s Areas of Focus are…
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development.
The deadline to apply for a Global Grant Scholarship is January 12, 2019. The interviews will be held February 16, 2019 and applicants MUST be available for the interviews on that date. Successful applicants can begin their studies as early as the fall of 2019.

For more information, click here!  

Rotary contact: Edward A Hauck, District 7390 Global Grants Scholarship Committee at or (717) 393-9721.

Youth Exchange Short-Term Exchange Program

In a Summer Cultural Exchange, students spend three to six weeks in their host country visiting with another family and seeing another part of the world. The Short-term Exchange Program arranges for the student's family to host a matching student from another country in return.  This program provides an excellent opportunity to experience a new culture in a brief period of time. Like the long-term exchange, the short-term exchange requires a sponsoring Rotary Club in each country, and students are selected on the basis of a written application and interview process.
Parents should be prepared to cover the cost of travel, health insurance and a few other costs for the STEP student. Candidates should complete an application and submit it their sponsoring Rotary Club. Remember - all applications MUST BE TYPED and signatures on the application MUST be in BLUE INK. The sponsoring Rotary Club will hold an interview and, if appropriate, send the student to the District Interviews/training session on January 26, 2019.
You can find more information regarding the Short-Term Exchange Program, please click here! 
Southern Tier RMB on January 15
The Rotary Club of York East and the RMB Southern Tier Steering Committee will host the first event of the 2019 RMB season and the 47th RMB event in Rotary District 7390 history on Tuesday, January 15 at the Springettsbury Police Department, 1501 Mt. Zion Road, York, PA.  The event will be FREE thanks to Police Chief Dan Stump whose police department is hosting the event and providing light refreshments and Dan Calloway of Edward Jones who is providing the wine and beer.  Thank you event sponsors!  The event will begin at 5:30 and end at 7:30 pm. Click here to RSVP now!!
Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Also bring potential Rotarian guests and family of Rotary!

York Area Keyway to Dining Guide

The Rotary Club of Red Lion-Dallastown presents "The York Area Keyway to Dining Guide", our new club fundraiser! Our club has partnered with local restaurants to provide a dining guide to some of the best culinary treasures in our area. This York Area Keyway to Dining Guide offers a tour of 9 fantastic participating restaurants:
Bring your York Area Keyway to Dining Guide with you when eating at a restaurant for validation. Each restaurant has specific guidelines based on their unique menu offerings. Each offer is valid in each restaurant only once and may not be duplicated. Enjoy using your York Area Keyway to Dining Guide knowing you are helping provide funds for local high school scholarships.

Please secure your own York Area Keyway to Dining Guide for just $40 and support these local businesses who support our Rotary Vision! Contact Ashleigh Fishel at to purchase yours today! 

Dueling Pianos

Uptown York Rotary Club Presents Dueling Pianos!
Saturday, January 26, 2019
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Elks Lodge #213
223 N George Street, York, PA 17401
Join Uptown York Rotary and dance the night away with 80's-themed music from the Piano Dudes!

Your ticket includes: Great live entertainment and Heavy hors d'oeuvres
There will also be a cash bar and silent auction.
Tickets are $45 each, and proceeds will benefit UYRC's Community Giving Grants.
Purchase your tickets here.

12th Annual Harrisburg-Keystone Guest Night! 

Interact Club Helps With Angel Tree

​​​​​​The Interact Club at Myerstown-ELCO High School helped with an angel tree to distribute Christmas gifts to families. Each family received at least two outfits, winter boots, hats, gloves and scarves, plus a fun present! There were about 100 angel gifts collected at the High School.  
The Interact students made cutouts of angels and placed them as ornaments on a Christmas tree in the school office. Each angel had an item written on it that a family in need had requested. ELCO students were asked to pick an angel from the tree and buy what was written on it and return the angel with the gift. From there, the Interact Club organized the presents and had them picked up to be given to the families! 

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Harrisburg Rotary Club Supports Organization of Award-Winning PA Wounded Warriors

Election to the Hall of Fame is the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ most auspicious honor conferred upon an individual for monumental achievements to the DMVA or the Pennsylvania National Guard. 
Mrs. Helen Sajer co-founder of the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors received that award for her decades of service to PA wounded warriors and their families.  Mrs. Sajer and her husband, former Adjutant General of the Commonwealth and U.S. Army Major General, founded the organization in 2007 after numerous previous years of service to service men and women returning to civilian life. 
Invited to the awards ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap were our Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s Chair of the Veterans Committee Joan Prescott, committee chair for the last 5 years, and Rotary Past President Bob Saline.  For more than 25 years, their Club’s members have raised and contributed thousands of dollars to veterans’ needs and most recently to the PA Wounded Warriors.
Contributions continue a tradition initiated by our member and long-time HRC Committee Chair John Smither, himself a military veteran.  Contributions to this year’s PAWW campaign can be made via a check to the Harrisburg Rotary Foundation with a notion of PAWW.

Rotary Auction Exceeds Goal for Safe Harbour, Community CARES

The goal was $15,000.  The final tally was over $16,000.

The Rotary Clubs of Carlisle and Carlisle Sunrise held their annual holiday dinner and fundraising event on Friday, December 7th at the Comfort Suites in Carlisle. The theme was “Home for the Holidays,” and proceeds will benefit Safe Harbour and Community CARES.
At the end of the evening, between sponsorships and silent and live auctions, the event raised just over $16,100. 
Rotarians Brad Griffie, Board President of Community CARES, and Scott Shewell, President & CEO, Safe Harbour, briefed attendees at the dinner on the current needs of both organizations and exactly how the money would be spent.  Shewell told how a recent plumbing repair in the Safe Harbour building cost the organization over $3,000.  Griffie spoke of CARES partnerships with local churches to provide sleeping space – on mats on the floor -- for homeless guests, including mothers and children.  Both expressed deep gratitude to the Rotary Clubs for their generous support.
Rotarian Bill Blankmeyer thanked the over 30 local and regional businesses for their generous donations and sponsorships for the evening and encouraged attendees to patronize those businesses and thank them for their continued support.  “Our success depends on the generosity of our businesses and sponsors.   We couldn’t do this without them,” Blankmeyer said.
Picture Caption: Rotary Clubs present check.  L to R:  Fred Gellert, President, Rotary Club of Carlisle Sunrise; Brad Griffie, Board President, Community CARES; Beth Kempf, Executive Director, Community Cares; Scott Shewell, President & CEO, Safe Harbour; Mary Brunski, President, Rotary Club of Carlisle.

Hanover President Sworn-In as State Representative

On 1 January 2019, Torren Ecker, the President of the Hanover Rotary Club, was sworn-in as State Representative of the 193rd District.  Many of his family and friends attended the ceremony at the State Capital Building.  Pictured with Torren Hanover’s Past President, Ralph Jodice, who along with his wife, Judy, also attended the ceremony.  The entire Hanover Club is very proud of State Representative and Rotarian President, Torren Ecker.  We wish him much success!

District Club Grants

District Club Grant projects support short-term, humanitarian projects that benefit local or foreign communities. Once a year, a club may request grant funds for a project or may collaborate with another club's project. There is a maximum of five clubs per project.
You are encouraged to be creative and select projects that meet special needs in your local or global community. Some projects done in the past include: refurbishing playgrounds and parks,  books for literacy projects, supporting youth development projects, assisting with a family health festival, collecting and purchasing food for a food bank, providing dental care in Honduras, and providing clean water to foreign villages.
The District Grants Committee reviews each grant application for the appropriateness of the project based on Rotary International's humanitarian guidelines. Upon approval, clubs will be matched on a dollar for dollar basis up to $2,500, based on the amount of funds available and the number of grant requests. 
Please adhere to the following deadlines when applying for a District Club Grant:
  • March 15, 2019 - Grant Intention Forms Due (Must be signed by 2019-20 Club President)
  • April 30, 2019 - Full DCG Application Due
Your Club MUST also be qualified to request a grant. Please follow these steps for qualification:
  • Complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This form MUST be signed by the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Club Presidents. 
  • Complete the On-line Grant Training found here. You must watch all 5 videos and complete the assessment tests. 
  • Once the grant training is completed by at least one member of the Club and the MOU has been submitted to the District office, the Club will be qualified to participate in a grant until June 30, 2020. 
All Grant Forms and more information regarding Grants can be found here

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
Upcoming Events
DGN 2021-22 Interviews
Byrnes Health Education Center
Jan 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Youth Exchange Summer Exchange Apps Due
Jan 11, 2019
International Assembly
Jan 12, 2019 – Jan 19, 2019
Global Grant Scholarship Applications Due
Jan 12, 2019
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Means Business - Southern Tier
Springettsbury Police Department
Jan 15, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Youth Exchange Summer Exchange Interviews
Jan 26, 2019
District Leadership Team Dinner
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Jan 31, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Feb 04, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Energy Leadership Summit
Penn State York
Feb 09, 2019
7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Youth Exchange Mount Asbury Weekend
Mount Asbury Lodge
Feb 15, 2019 – Feb 17, 2019
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.