Celebrate Teachers Making an Impact

Join WITF and Rotary 7390 Tuesday, May 24 at 6pm at the WITF Public Media Center in Harrisburg as we host the 2022 Teacher Impact Awards Banquet. Help us make this a special in-person event honoring dedicated teachers.

The buffet style hors d’oeuvres banquet is open to the public and recognizes outstanding professionalism, classroom leadership, and significant contributions made by teachers across our region during this past year. The event also provides an opportunity for the community to say “Thank You” to our educators for their commitment and dedication to our students.

We’ll present awards to seven K-12 teachers in public and private schools in the Rotary District’s seven county area which includes: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York. Plus, we’ll screen special video profiles of each educator highlighting their exemplary work in the classroom.

Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets must be purchased by May 18. Reserve your spot now!

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Can’t attend the awards event?

Watch the broadcast premiere of the 2022 Teacher Impact Awards television special on WITF TV June 23 at 8pm or stream on-demand beginning June 23 through the PBS Video app.

A Cold War Warrior's Report

As we seem to be in the early phase of possibly a second Cold War, it might be useful to see the first Cold War through the life of an Army officer who served on many fronts of that war from Germany to the Pentagon in Washington, DC, from Vietnam to Korea, and from Mexico to Nicaragua.  Colonel (R) Alden M. Cunningham experienced levels of war from a mix of conventional and guerilla war in Vietnam, to a no war no peace armistice in Korea, and to insurgency in Nicaragua.  In the 1980s, he wrote award winning articles regarding Mexico's National Security and US Strategic Options in Nicaragua.
This autobiography captures all phases of his life of Leadership in Service both as an Army senior Foreign Area officer defending our nation and as a former officer of Rotary International doing good in the world.  His book is available on (Kindle), (Nook), and other platforms for $4.99 plus tax.  Please consider buying the online version of this autobiography written by a fellow Rotarian and 38 year member of Rotary District 7390.  Thank you.  

Rotary Club of Hershey - Healthy Families, Ecuador

The Rotary Club of Hershey partnered with District 7450, RC of Quito Occidente and other clubs to help fund a project to improve community health in Ecuador. This $111,000 project assisted 350 individuals in 70 families.
The family and community health project focused on health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. Through workshops and on-line sessions, training was provided about healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. Diagnosis, treatments, rehabilitation were provided in areas including nutrition, sex education, drug abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS, and dental care in an effort to improve overall health in the community. Many young people involved demonstrated learning disabilities that were addressed by the project.
Photos demonstrate training and care provided.

York Donates Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine

On Feb 25th, Rotary International issued a statement on the conflict in Ukraine. The statement read, in part “It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.”  
To address this global concern at a local level, The Rotary Club of York’s Charitable Endowment Fund (CEF) Board approved a matching Disaster/Emergency Relief grant for up to $5,000. During the month of March, Rotary Club of York members were encouraged to donate to this critical and timely need.
As a result of generous donations from Rotary Club of York members, the CEF was able to well exceed its initial goal of $5,000. At the April 27th weekly meeting, Bryan Tate, CEF President and Jackie Summers, Rotary Club of York President, presented a check for $25,000. This money will be donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recover Fund at the Center for Disease Philanthropy (CDP), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping donors maximize their impact through expert resources.
Photo Caption:
Bryan Tate, York Rotary Charitable Endowment Fund (CEF) President and Jackie Summers, Rotary Club of York President, proudly display a check for $25,000 to aid those impacted by the war in Ukraine. The donation, which will go to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recover Fund at the Center for Disease Philanthropy, was made possible by a matching $5,000 grant from the CEF and generous donations from members of The Rotary Club of York.

York-East Awards Scholarships

The York-East Rotary Club awarded two $1,500 scholarships to senior students, Matthew Althouse from York Suburban and Holly Ilgenfritz from York County School of Technology.  They both participated in the Student of the Month program.

Two junior students were also chosen,  Kalyn Paradis from York Suburban and S’Arion Kent . The juniors will attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) at Messiah University in June.  

The scholarship awards were presented to the students at the clubs meeting on April 26. Near the end of the school year the club selects a student from each school based on an application which the students submit and the interactions that occur at the meetings. As always, when listening to students, club members feel reassured that the future of America is bright.

Polio Speaker for a Club Meeting

The eradication of Polio is still Rotary’s number one humanitarian goal.  John Kramb is the End Polio Now Coordinator for our Zone, and he has developed a presentation for clubs.  To schedule John to speak at your club, please email him at

York-North Summerfest

York-North Rotary will be hosting a Summer Festival at PeoplesBank Park on June 11 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., to fund “Math is a Superpower”. The festival will feature live music, food, wine, beer, spirits, small games of chance and more will be featured. Please support this valuable math program, by joining us on June 11 at PeoplesBank Park.
Rotary Club of York-North has partnered with the York County Literacy Council to provide free, custom mathematics education, “Math is a Superpower.” Rotary Club of York-North will fund the program while the York County Literary Council will provide the training. This course is designed for individuals who are not in the education system and in need of remedial math education, including multiplication and division of fractions and decimals.
Graduates of this program will then qualify to enroll in the Manufacturing Pathway Training Program, provided by the Manufacturers’ Association. Employment opportunities, with the Manufacturers’ Association membership companies, will become available following successful completion of both courses. Math as a Superpower will positively impact individuals, employers, and our community. The 8- week course, will meet two times per week from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., beginning September 20, 2022. The classes will be held at Career Link, 841 Vogelsong Road.
Rotary York-North has been in existence for over 30 years, providing service above self to local and international communities. Some successful programs to date are:
  • Funding for students in need in local school districts and local organizations
  • Providing services for homeless families, nursing home residents, and individuals with disabilities
  • Building an all-inclusive playground and supporting the Rotary Baseball field at Cousler Park

Lancaster Presents Wheels & Wings 5K

The 5th running of this annual 5K benefit event is totally on the campus of Brethren Village directly across from the Lancaster Airport.  The looped route winds around the lightly traveled community roads.  With minimal elevation changes this will prove to be a fast and enjoyable course.  Held rain or shine, the event will be professionally chip timed by Second Wind Race Timing.

Join us in beautiful Lancaster County just south of Lititz for this kick-off event to The Rotary Club of Lancaster’s Wheels and Wings Festival into the afternoon on the grounds of the Airport.

This race is a fundraiser. The proceeds of Wheels & Wings and 5k support the Rotary Club of Lancaster’s Summer Youth Experience. The summer program, funded in partnership with the United Way of Lancaster, supports more than a thousand city youth between the ages of five through seventeen. The program addresses the “achievement gap” and gives them fun things to do that develop leadership skills and helps prevent the “summer slide” in school.  Benefits also support other service programs of our Club locally, nationally and globally through Rotary International, a network of over 32,000 clubs in 200 plus countries.  

D7390 Committee Opportunities

Contact DGE Juliet Altenburg at if you would like to join the committees listed below!
DEI Committee – This new Diversity-Equity-Inclusion committee is being launched to support Rotary International’s commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment in our Rotary Clubs.  PDG Hector Ortiz will be the Committee Chair.  To read more about RI’s commitment to DEI go to:
Women in Rotary Committee
A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve.  Currently just 28% of Rotary Members in District 7390 are women and even fewer are in leadership positions.  As we welcome Rotary International’s first woman president Jennifer Jones, lets plan activities to not only attract more women into Rotary but celebrate women Rotarians throughout our District and beyond. Those activities can include business networking, service, leadership development and FUN!  Anyone is welcome to join regardless of gender orientation.
2022-2023 RI President Jennifer Jones
2023 District Conference Planning Committee – join DGE Juliet in planning the 2023 District Conference which will take place in the Spring of 2023.  This event doesn’t need to be a typical “conference” at all.   Let’s discuss options including a District wide service activity or social event!  Non-Rotarian partners and friends are welcome!
Upcoming Events
District Governor Line Meeting
May 05, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District Conference
Best Western Premiere
May 06, 2022 5:00 PM –
May 07, 2022 8:30 PM
Assistant Governor Meeting
Virtual Event
May 10, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Presidents Leadership Meeting
Virtual Event
May 10, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Appalachian Brewing Company
May 16, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Teacher Impact Awards Banquet
May 24, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Advisory Council Meeting
Virtual Event
May 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Houston Texas
Jun 04, 2022 – Jun 08, 2022
District Grant Committee Meeting
Jun 06, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
District Governor Line Meeting
Jun 09, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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