Good News About Our Rotary Foundation

If you have been involved with Rotary for any length of time, you know the importance of the work done by our Rotary Foundation. Through the commitment of our members to support the Foundation and provide the funds necessary for our work, we have fought Polio and almost brought that dreaded disease to its end; we have funded and supported Global Grants which result in making a difference in the lives of so many throughout the world; and it has funded a wide variety of District grants to help support projects in our communities. And in recent months it has given hundreds of Disaster Response grants to Districts throughout the world to assist with the novel Coronavirus.
So we are very pleased to share the news that District 7390 is both receiving additional support from our Foundation and at the same time offering that Foundation support from our own resources.
First our District was recently awarded a Disaster Response grant in the amount of $25,000. These funds are going to the Central Pa Foodbank which in turn, will funnel those resources into the foodbanks and programs that are part of their network in our 7 county District area. Many of you know that the Central Pa Foodbank covers a much larger area than our District but they have committed to using these resources solely for programs within our District. We are very grateful to have received these funds and a special word of thanks goes to PDG John Kramb who is our District Foundation Coordinator and who wrote the grant application to Rotary.
Second because we have some resources left at the end of this Rotary year, the District Grants Committee, under its chair DGE John Anthony, voted at its meeting earlier this month to take some of our District Designated Funds and make a gift of $10,000 to Polio Plus to help meet the shortfall in that fund for this year; and $15,000 back to the Disaster Response Fund which will help replenish their funds a little and hopefully provide for another District to receive the same grant we did.
District 7390 is known for its generosity in giving both among its members and at the District level. Together therefore our thanks go to each and every one of you for your continued support of the Foundation. And that sustained giving has been reflected in the increase of Paul Harris Fellows, Paul Harris Society members and Major Donors over the past year in District 7390. Kudos to all.
With deep gratitude for all this generosity,
DG Paddy

Shelter Box Disaster Relief Live Briefings


District Governor Installation June 30, 2020

All are welcome to join us for the installation of DG John Anthony and the 2020-2021 District Leadership Team, the 2020-2021 Club Presidents & Assistant Governors. RIDE (Rotary International Director Elect) Valarie Wafer will be joining the call to make a special presentation!

Please contact the District Office ( for information on joining the zoom call for this kick-off of the 2020-2021 Rotary year! 

RMB Returns to Action

On Monday, June 29 Rotary Means Business District 7390 will host a virtual Zoom meeting from 5:30 to 7:00 pm featuring Gordon Denlinger, Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses and former state representative, who will be speaking about the business situation in Southcentral PA and prospects for the future in the time of COVID-19.  This will be followed by a virtual Circle wherein participants will have a chance to talk about their businesses and how they have been affected by COVID-19 and what they have done to survive.  Obviously, the event is FREE so bring your favorite drink and hors d’oeuvres and let’s get RMB going again.  Please RSVP quickly to be on the spreadsheet and only the first 50 RSVPs will be able to join the meeting.  RSVP NOW at
Once registered, you will be given a meeting ID and password and the link to join.  Also, as you may know, you can go to and click on the “Join the meeting” link and put in the meeting ID and password.  Here is the chance to get the big picture on business in PA and share best practices to survive and thrive going forward.  See you there!

Rotary International Virtual Convention

Rotary Club of Gettysburg donates $30,000 to SCCAP

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg recently donated $30,000 to South Central Community Action Programs to help the organization assist families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and the temporary closing of local businesses has significantly impacted Adams County residents, according to SCCAP Chief Executive Officer Megan Shreve. Many essential workers were laid off, lost work, or had increased costs due to the pandemic. The Rotary Club of Gettysburg and its membership are committed to making sure this crisis does not become a life altering event for Adams County families, Rotary President Brad Hoch said.

“We are so appreciative of this grant from the Rotary Club of Gettysburg,” Shreve said. “Powered by Rotary, we will be able to provide coordinated assistance designed for long-term stability. No one should lose housing or have difficulty getting back to work because of a pandemic that was out of their control. These funds, aimed at helping individuals impacted by COVID-19, will be used to prevent eviction, get people quickly housed, assist with legally operating childcare for workers, or assist with items needed for work or transportation to work. These flexible funds allow us to do what a family needs to get them back on their feet, and we are so grateful for the help.”

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg Board of Directors felt “now is not the time to sit it out on the sidelines,” Hoch said. “When the national moratorium on home and rental evictions lapses, the hardship will worsen,” Hoch said. “Now is the time to do what we can. We cannot sit with cash in our pockets.” The $30,000 donation, presented Tuesday, is in addition to a $15,000 donation the Rotary Club of Gettysburg award to SCCAP last month. If a $5,000 grant the club applied for through its district is approved, the Rotary Club of Gettysburg’s total assistance to Adams County residents through SCCAP will be $50,000, Hoch said. “Many of us know director Megan Shreve. Many of us have seen the valuable work that SCCAP has done in our community for decades,” Hoch said. “However, board members were justifiably concerned about making a $30,000 donation without adequate oversight and financial accountability. We appreciate Megan and SCCAP understanding our concerns and commitment to timely and accurate reporting of results.”

The funds Rotary donated to SCCAP were made possible through a reserve account created seven years ago by its board under the leadership of then-president Mike Hanson. “At least seven Rotary presidents and dozens of board members and general members have expended hours in the search for a ‘Wow’ project. They have worked to accumulate, to grow and to steward club resources waiting for a moment in time when our help could make a decisive difference in the lives of our friends, our neighbors,” Hoch said. 
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg is currently meeting the second and fourth Mondays of each month at noon via the Zoom video conferencing app. Anyone who wishes to learn more about the club and its commitment to assisting people in Adams County and throughout the entire world should email “Our club only becomes stronger if our membership is strong. We invite those who have a commitment to service to consider membership,” Hoch said.

Council on Resolutions & Council on Legislation

Hello District 7390 Rotarians!

I am honored to serve for one more term as the District 7390 Council on Legislation Representative. The COL term goes from July 1st, 2020 to June 30, 2023. Thank you very much to all of you for your trust and confidence for me to serve in this important position as Council on Resolutions and Council on Legislation Representative on behalf of D7390. I am humbled for this nomination and I will work with the best of my
abilities to fulfill these responsibilities. As you may know, there are now two ways to actively participate in the Rotary International decision making process: Council on Resolutions (COR) and the Council on Legislation (COL).

Council on Resolutions (COR)
The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions. Resolutions are requests to the Board or the Trustees to take any action that is outside the purview of the constitutional documents. Ideally, a resolution should affect the Rotary world, rather than address local or administrative issues. Council on Resolutions (COR) are held annually, voted by the COR and implemented by the RI Board of Directors.  Remember that Districts can submit resolutions for the 2020 COR by June 30, 2020. Details on drafting and submitting resolutions can be found here. 
Council on Legislation (COL)
Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. They consider enactments, which change Rotary’s governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board. Our District can also propose enactments to the 2022 Council on Legislation. Details on drafting and submitting enactments can be found here. It means legislation change to three fundamental documents: The Standard Constitution of a Rotary Club, RI Constitution, and RI Bylaws. Enactments for the 2022 Council on Legislation must be submitted through the COL RI online form by 31 December 2020.

Thanks in advance for your consideration of this matter. As District 7390 COR and COL representative, I will keep you informed of the COR and COL advancement. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 

Hector R. Ortiz
PDG 2013-2014
COR and COL Representative 2020-2023

On-line Meetings

If your Club is holding on-line meetings, please send the meeting information to the District office at A list of the meetings is published on the District website.  Click here! Enjoy!
Upcoming Events
PDG Meeting
Jun 23, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
District Wide RMB Zoom Meeting
Jun 29, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
DG John Anthony Installation
Jun 30, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Jul 06, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Leadership Meeting
Jul 14, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Aug 03, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Youth Exchange 2019-20 Outbound Debriefing
Dickinson College
Aug 08, 2020
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