Rotary Reporter


Clubrunner Training - March 24 & 26

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023

Join the Clubrunner staff on Friday March 24, 2023 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. for an overview of Clubrunner Essentials. The training will provide an overview of CR essentials, but not show all of the features in each module completely. This CR Essentials training on March 24th, will be a general overview on;

  • Logging in
  • What are/how to assign Access Levels
  • Sending emails
  • Updating Club Information
  • Reviewing RI Integration settings
  • Managing members & contacts
  • Create events
  • Where to go to update the website
  • Upload documents
  • Download reports
  • 15 min. Q & A

Pre-registration is required. Once you register for the training, you will receive the meeting link directly from Zoom. 


SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023

Join a Clubrunner staff member for in-depth Clubrunner training on Sunday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The two-hour "hands-on" training will be split into two parts: 

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  • Membership
  • Attendance
  • Dues & Billing
  • 15 min. Q & A

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Events
  • Volunteers
  • Website Live Designer
  • 15 min. Q & A

Pre-registration for this training is required. Please use the link to your left to register for the Zoom training. Once you register, you will receive an email from Zoom that will include a link to the meeting on March 26. 

District Conference News!


Our District Conference is being held Saturday, April 1st at Central Penn College. It will be a low-cost, family friendly event with something for everyone regardless of age!

Rotary Zone featuring sessions that speak to Rotary’s Areas of focus including the Environment, Human Trafficking, Literacy, and TWO Rotary Peace Fellows who will do presentations on the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program and its personal impact on their lives.  Our District 7390 Four Way Speech and Essay Contest will return with its annual competition featuring amazing presentations and essays from local high school students.  The day will end with an evening reception, dinner, and awards.
Costs are LOW! Full Day:$90.00/ Dinner alone $40.00/ Conference alone $50.00

NEW MEMBER DISCOUNT: Full day including all meals and dinner:$25.00 if you joined on or after 7/1/22!!

Rotary Kid Zone featuring Lower Allen Township Ambulance, East Pennsboro Township Fire Truck, and Child Safety Seat Checks hosted by American Trauma Society – PA Division.  (Time: 9 AM – 1 PM).  Although not required, sign ups for safety seat checks will get you priority status.  Sign up here!
STOP THE BLEED© Zone featuring FREE bleeding control training sessions from Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Holy Spirit Medical Center, and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. 
Pre-registration is required with a cap of 50 participants per session. Sessions will be at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM. Click here to register! The first 40 registrants will get a free bleeding control kit! Learn more about STOP THE BLEED© at
Exhibitor Zone featuring community nonprofits, District Programs, and Club Displays. Each exhibitor will be given a six-foot table. Complete a registration form to be considered for a display!  Preference will be given to organizations that highlight a service that is included in Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus. There will be no fee.
Sponsorships – We welcome sponsors to help offset conference costs. Click here to become a sponsor today!!

Ideas for Strengthening Rotary's Brand

As a Rotary public image advocate, you help others understand who we are and how we make a difference. Publicizing your club’s efforts and sharing the impact you make helps attract members, volunteers, and donors. Thank you for making public image a priority and strengthening Rotary's brand.

New resources on the Brand Center

The Brand Center is continually updated with new materials to help you promote your club! You’ll find tips on raising awareness of Rotary, ready- made print and digital ads, images, videos, audio clips, templates to download, and more. These resources allow you to create messages that show your community that Rotary members are people of action making a difference.
Some exciting recent additions include:
Visit the Brand Center Today! 

Create stronger messages

Whether you’re posting on social media, inviting community members to volunteer with you, or speaking at an event, you’ll get more people to take action by using precise words and clear examples. Our Communication Guide, inspired by Rotary’s Action Plan, offers advice for clear and effective messaging, such as:
Be specific: Inviting community members to “serve meals to hungry children” is more accurate and compelling than asking them to “defeat hunger.”
Be inclusive: It’s easier for people to imagine themselves getting involved with Rotary when you refer to “members and participants” rather than to “Rotarians.”
For additional guidance and more concrete examples of powerful communications, read our Communication Guide and be inspired!

Licensed products protect Rotary's brand

Did you know that you can strengthen and protect the Rotary brand simply by purchasing merchandise from Rotary’s approved and licensed vendors? More than 100 of these vendors around the world are ready to supply your club with Rotary-branded merchandise, such as T-shirts, hats, club supplies, and more. Buying merchandise from licensed vendors increases our brand recognition and protects Rotary’s trademark rights. Learn more about licensed vendors and merchandise in the Brand Center.

Rotary in the media

Are you familiar with the Rotary Press Center page? It gives you access to news articles and TV reports about Rotary in major English-language media outlets! Use material from the Press Center to introduce Rotary to potential members and show it to people in your club who may not know about it. By promoting stories about Rotary, you raise awareness about our work and highlight the attention our members have received by having their work recognized in the media.

What's your story?

Tell us how your club is making a difference and improving lives locally and globally. Your project may be featured in an upcoming Rotary publication. Tell us about your story

Rotary Club of York Launches Community Grants

$20,000 To Be Awarded to Community Programs in 2023
Rotary Club of York and the York Rotary Charitable Endowment Fund have just opened the 2023 round of their Rotary Club community grants. York Rotary Grants provide valuable funding support to address the changing needs of York through grant programs focused on improving our local community. Grants of $2,500-$10,000 will be awarded to projects or programs in 2023 taking place July 1, 2023-June 31, 2024 that align local fields of interest with Rotary International’s focus to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Projects must match the grant request with other support.
The fields of interest chosen for 2023 and examples projects/programs that would fall under these fields follow. The Rotary Club grants committee only accepts letters of interest that fall under one or both of these interests.
Economic Development (Growing Local Economies)
  • Programs and projects helping low-income families achieve lasting financial security, or promoting equal economic opportunities
  • Events designed to draw people to a community and increase financial impact to the local economy
  • Educational programs in job training or that help residents start their own local business. Peace (Promoting Peace & Social Justice and Gun Violence Prevention)
  • Programs and projects designed to reduce community gun violence/crime
  • Events to bring people together to promote peaceful dialogue and address community divides
  • Educational programs promoting peaceful resolution to conflict
  • Programs, projects and events to promote equal rights and equitable opportunities for all York residents
Letters of Interest by York County based non-profit organizations can now be submitted for projects and programs that meet these focus areas until April 10, 2023 at 5:00pm EST. Full grant guidelines and online Letter of Interest applications can be found at
Letters of Interest addressing one or both fields of interest that are selected to move to the full application stage can request $2,500-$10,000 in matching funds. All LOI applicants will be notified of their status by 5/2/2023.

District Environmental Committee Update

District Environmental Committee Update 

By Committee Chair Rob Altenburg, Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North 
Thank you to all those who attended our first District Environmental Committee on March 8th.   
With Earth Day approaching on April 23rd, the Environmental Committee would like to alert clubs about ideas for environmental projects that can be done alone or in partnership with other clubs. These can be completed projects, works in progress, or ideas still in the planning stages (particularly those for which you are pursuing one of this year’s micro-grants).   
Please submit a brief description of any projects to Rob Altenburg at and mention if your club would be interested in partnering with another club to join in a project. If your club’s past project was already submitted for inclusion on the District’s service page there is no need to resubmit it. Go here to see past activities: The deadline for project submissions is March 23rd.  In a future Rotary Reporter project submissions will be shared including ways to partner with other clubs and get involved.
Lastly, we look forward to seeing you at the District Conference on April 1st which will start with an Environmental Presentation at 8:30 AM by Patrick McDonnell, President, and CEO of Penn Future on the topic of: “Climate Change, Water Quality and Improvisation – We are at a tipping point.” Description: Our environment is at a crisis point, but the solutions have never been more within our grasp. How do we get there and how does a little improvisation bring us over the finish line? Register and learn more at  
The next meeting of the District Environmental Committee will be on May 10th at 7:00pm. All Rotarians are welcome to attend. Contact Rob at to get on the mailing list!  

Rotary D7390 has a Service Above Self Meet Up Group

Join for free to expand the reach of your club events! 

District 7390 has a “Service Above Self” Meetup Group which is a way for clubs to post service activities, fundraisers, and other events. Anyone can join our group at no cost regardless of Rotary status but only Rotarians are given the administrative rights to post activities which allow clubs to expand their reach! See below for more information about this great way to connect with your community and learn more about what Rotary clubs throughout the District are hosting!
  • What is “meetup”? Meetup is a social media platform that allows people who share interests to “meet up” together to engage in activities of interest. District 7390 pays a monthly fee to maintain its Meetup group.
  • What are the advantages of advertising through a meetup group beyond other social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and twitter?
    • For members of the Service Above Self meetup:
      • Messages in your email inbox and through phone text message reminding you of events you signed up for.  Those reminders come on the day of the event and right after you signed up for the event.
      • The ability to query all events in a geographic locale regardless of your membership status in a meetup group running the event.  
    • For your club:
      • Great advertising for all your fundraisers and volunteer activities for both Rotarians and the public.
      • Notifies members of any changes in plans through the meetup site which sends the change to their email inbox. 
      • Informs you of other Rotary clubs holding events thus facilitating partnerships!
  • How do I become a member? Go to and follow the prompts to join!
  • How do I post my club’s activities on the meetup site?  When you join make sure you indicate which Rotary club you are a member of.  A representative of District 7390 will then give you “event organizer” status that will allow you to post events.

Cultivating Effective Projects Webinar

Join us for the Cultivating Effective Projects webinar series

All Rotary members are invited to participate in an exciting five-part webinar series designed to support you as you cultivate effective projects that will create a sustainable impact in your community and around the world. These webinars will offer tools and strategies to help you plan, find resources for, implement, and evaluate your projects, including youth service projects.
Telling your story of service and positive change is an essential part of carrying out service projects. It’s especially important to share how you overcame any challenges, the lessons you learned, and tips for how other people can best approach similar projects.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to:
  1. Understand the connection between telling a good story and increasing Rotary’s visibility
  2. Identify effective tactics to promote your projects
  3. Use different tools to tell your story at every stage of the project
Learn more about the specific topics and register now:
  • Promoting Projects: Tell Your Story, Thursday, 23 March, 10:00 Chicago time 
  • Planning a Project: Design for Results, Thursday, 6 April, 10:00 Chicago time
  • Finding Project Partners and Resources: Build an Effective Team, Thursday, 20 April, 10:00 Chicago time
  • Measuring Results: Demonstrate Your Impact, Thursday, 4 May, 18:00 Chicago time
  • Expanding Reach: Partner with Youth in Service, Thursday, 18 May, 18:00 Chicago time 

Zone Membership Seminar - April 11

The next quarterly Zone membership seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at 7PM.
Topics will include:
  • Finishing the Year Strong with Membership
  • Rotaract Roadmap - Strengthening Rotaract in your District
  • 2023-24 Starting and Sustaining New Clubs Initiative Update
Watch for a zoom link closer to the seminar! 

2023 RYLA Registration NOW OPEN! 

RYLA registration is NOW OPEN! 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary District 7390 (South Central PA) where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. The Conference will be held June 11-15, 2023 at Messiah University. The 2023 Conference will be the 61st RYLA in Rotary District 7390.

Students must be between their Junior and Senior year in high school to attend. Approximately 120 High School youth attend annually. The schedule includes various speakers, career seminars, team building activities, a conference band and chorus and much, much more! The application deadline is April 14, 2023. 

Learn more about RYLA today! 

Colonial Park Hosts Nashville Songwriter Aaron Barker

Get your tickets today! Nashville songwriter Aaron Barker will be putting on a concert after a Dogfish Head beer/food pairing dinner.  4 course dinner paired with 4 Dogfish Head beers!

Seats sell fast! Proceeds go to Colonial Park Rotary local scholarships to local high schools & community giving. 

Reserve your seats now by mailing a check to:

Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation
P.O. Box 126213
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Attn: Crystal Hartz

For more information or VIP tables, contact Crystal Hartz @ 717-443-3998 or

Capital City Cornhole - March 25

Glory!    Honor!    Rotary Bling!

What’s not to love?

So, come and join the Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club on Saturday, March 25 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Appalachian Brewing Company-Harrisburg for a fun afternoon of Cornhole, Beer, and Rotary Fellowship.
You’ll get the chance to compete to take the title and trophy away from our District Governor and become this year’s District 7390 “Rotary Cornhole Champion.”
In addition to taking back these bragging rights to your club for an entire year, we also have regular prizes of up to $320 in cash cards for the overall winning teams and other prizes raffled off throughout the day.
This year, we’re doing a round robin tournament that guarantees 4 games to each team. The top 16 teams from the round robin tournament will then compete in a final single-elimination bracket to win the top prizes.
All tickets also include a buffet and one complimentary beverage per person, and you can continue to enjoy your favorite ABC brews at the cash bar throughout the event.
Registration cost:
  •  $80 for a 2-member team (includes guaranteed 4 games; 2 drink tickets and buffet)
  •  $25 per person for a Spectator Ticket (includes entrance, 1 drink ticket, and buffet)
Hang out with fellow Rotarians, make new friends, and raise money for service projects all at the same time!
Learn more and grab your ticket before they're gone at We look forward to seeing you there!
Capital City Cornhole Classic Sponsorship Information
Title Sponsor Benefits –$600
  • Website presence and Company logo on billboard tournament advertisement
  • Announcement and opportunity to address the crowd at event
  • Banner at event, if provided by sponsor
  • Logos on Tournament management website and screens at the event
  • Team entry
  • Guest tickets – 4
Bracket Sponsor Benefits –$300
  • Website presence
  • Announcement at event
  • Logos on Tournament management website and screens at the event
  • Name on Bracket
  • Team entry
  • Guest tickets - 2
Board Sponsor Benefits –$200
  • Website presence     
  • Name at the board     
  • Team entry
  • Guest tickets – 2
Please return this form along with check made payable to “Harrisburg Keystone” to:
Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club
Attn: Joe Hoover
Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg PA 17101

Sponsor Company:____________________________________________________________________________________________
Contact Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________________

For questions and to provide your .jpg logo for marketing presence, please contact us at

New Holland Hosts Rotary Rocks Benefit Concert




2023 Panther Prowl Rotary 5K Run for Education and the Fun Run

This year we will be partnering with the East Pennsboro Education Foundation and the East Pennsboro High School Track team in an event called Panther Prowl which also includes a One Mile Color Fun Run for Kids.  We hope to grow this event by getting food trucks, entertainment/music and additional children’s activities.  Make it into a real spring community festival!
All proceeds from the 5K Run for Education will be used for scholarships for deserving seniors at  Cumberland Valley, Cumberland Perry Area CTC and East Pennsboro High Schools
  • Where: East Pennsboro High School Track, 425 Shady Lane, Enola
  • When: In person registration begins at 11am, the 5K Run for Education is at noon and the One Mile Color Fun Run at 1pm on April 30th (Sunday)
  • Medals will be given for best times by sex and age group at the both 5K Run and One Mile Color Fun Run.  We will also give out a monetary gift for the overall male and female winners.  
Upcoming Events
Assistant Governor Meeting
Mar 21, 2023
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Meeting
Mar 21, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Governor Line Meeting
Mar 23, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Healthcare Summit
Mar 23, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clubrunner Essentials Training
Mar 24, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Clubrunner Training
Mar 26, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Conference
Central Penn College
Apr 01, 2023
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
District Grant Committee Meeting
Apr 03, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Zone Membership Seminar
Apr 11, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Governor Line Meeting
Apr 13, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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