Rotary: Unwrapping the Inspiration

Please join us for a re-invented 2019 District 7390 Conference – "Rotary: Unwrapping the Inspiration"
Past District Governor Drew Kessler talks about growing Rotary membership by inspiring and engaging members.
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.

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!


Lancaster Sunrise and District 7870 Joined

Amigos De Honduras

In October of 1998, Hurricane Mitch, the strongest storm of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season devastated the country of Honduras killing over 7000 people, leaving 1.5 million people homeless, and caused an estimated 2 billion dollars in damage. The President of Honduras said the storm set the country back 50 years in economic development. Because of that storm, for the past 17 years, Rotary district 7870 partnered with a small Rotary club in Danli, Honduras to provide humanitarian aid by sending teams to provide various services. This year, Dena and Dave Ament and Dave Lawrence from Lancaster Sunrise joined eighteen others and traveled to Honduras.

This project, named Amigos De Honduras has constructed eight schools, expanded 3 schools, converted 2 buildings into schools, painted and repaired 18 schools and worked on a youth center. They also have repaired hospitals and constructed a dental clinic. They have served an estimated 27,000 people with 23 medical and dental missions. Finally, they have installed more than 11,000 water filters.

We had three projects for the week. We painted the interior and exterior of a new elementary school in a remote village. That cement block school was constructed from Rotary funds in the last 8 months. We also installed electrical work.

At another school our teams installed a portable water filter system, so the students could finally access to clean water. They were drinking contaminated well water.

Also, for five days we had a medical and dental team at various locations about an hours drive from Danli.


3 D7390 Rotarians Hold Unofficial Meeting in Florida

Three D-7390 Rotarians, (Right to Left) Dr Bob Davis, PDG Tom Davis, and PDG John Judson, meet in Sarasota, Florida for an unofficial Rotary meeting.  The trio had lively discussion of District and Club issues.

Alternative Meeting a Success

The Rotary Club of Mount Joy is delighted with the success of its Thursday Night Alternate meeting. Under the leadership of Greg Sallade, the membership has grown and hosted several unique activities. This young, fun group celebrated its 1st anniversary on Thursday, March 7 with a cake and power point show commemorating some of the year’s highlights. If you care to join the gang – Find us at Bube’s Brewery on North Market Street in Mount Joy on Thursdays form 5-6:30. The Biergarten will be open soon!
Left to right: Chris Brandt, Denny Brandt, John Coleman, Jack Garner, Kevin Engle, Randy Wolgemuth, Rose Madar, Dave Christian, Gary Ebersole, Greg Sallade,  Mark Rorabaugh, John May, Jerry Hawn, Joanne Pinkerton

Gettysburg Volunteers at Ruth's Harvest

Ten members of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg gathered at Lincoln Elementary School in Gettysburg on March 7 to assemble meals for Ruth's Harvest.  The Ruth's Harvest program sends food home on Fridays to the homes of needy children so that they have nutritious food over the weekend.  Club members work two times each school year to help with the program. 



Elizabethtown Rotary Golf Major

"Mt. Joy Rotary to Defend Their Rotary Cup Title From Last Year” - Get your club to put together a team for June 13 to see who can capture the prize this year!

Capital City Cornhole Classic

York-East Golf Tournament


Perry County Golf Tournament - June 14

Click here for more information! 

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 Staley 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

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. 
Upcoming Events
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
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Hershey Lodge
Apr 12, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 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
Youth Exchange Annapolis Trip
Apr 28, 2019
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.