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Safety Committee News

District Food Safety Education with Research Opportunity!
On Monday, May 24th, the Penn State Extension provided free Zoom education on food safety for Rotary Clubs.  Missed it?  Feel free to access on-demand at this link:, Access Passcode: s$px$&$9
During the session our speaker Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN described a research study open to all Rotary Clubs within District 7390.   To read more about it, click here to go to the safety page of the D7390 website.
All clubs interested in participating in the study should contact Lynn at by July 1st.
New COVID-19 Guidance for D7390 Rotary Clubs
On May 13th, the CDC released new guidance for vaccinated individuals which our own PA Department of Health supports. Based on the new guidance fully vaccinated individuals may attend in-person gatherings indoors or outdoors without wearing a mask.  Business owners however still may choose to require masks for both staff and patrons. Based on this new development, the D7390 Safety Committee revised the previous published guidance and alerted clubs on May 24th.  An astute Rotarian found an error in one of the sentences on the document and the document has since been updated to assure accuracy.  The phrase was related to mask wearing contributing to herd immunity.  The document is now changed to say that mask wearing reduces the risk of acquiring and transmitting the virus that causes COVID-19.  Only antibodies contribute to herd immunity, not masks. We apologize for the error!  The document can be found on the safety page of the District 7390 website: .  We will continue to provide updates as CDC/State guidance changes. 
Want to learn more about Rotary International’s Call to Action to clubs to combat vaccine hesitancy?  Go here:

Volunteer Opportunity

On Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. - noon, Hershey Rotary Club  will be volunteering to help the Derry Environmental Action Committee (DEAC) clean up a portion of the creek that runs along Cocoa Avenue, near Fishburn Road (and behind the former PNC Bank building).The Derry Environmental Action Committee is a group of neighbors and friends in Derry Township who work to preserve the natural surroundings and keep Hershey clean and livable.
This is a particularly family-friendly event and a great opportunity to introduce someone to Rotary.  Sign up to volunteer with your partner/spouse/friend/child/grandchild.
Sign up to volunteer on June 12 by using this link:
Questions? Contact Pam Whitenack, President, Hershey Rotary Club (; 717-215-7562)

Volunteers Join To Beautify Harrisburg’s Peace Gardens

The Peace Garden is a tranquil garden along the Susquehanna River two blocks north of the Governor’s residence at Maclay Street.  This reflective stretch of fauna and sculptures is the result of nearly 30 years of collaboration between the city of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg-Hershey chapter of the international Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).
PSR has primary responsibility for designing, planting and maintaining the Peace Garden and the city provides routine maintenance like mowing the grass, removing broken limbs, installing benches as is does throughout Riverfront Park.
Since 2018 the Rotary Club of Harrisburg leadership and members have made the Garden a major annual project.  2021 has been no exception.  In early May of this year, volunteers from the Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Rotary Club of Harrisburg completed the annual bed cleaning and planting flowers. 
The PSR and its amazing long-time leader Dr. Jim Jones, developed and maintain this beautiful garden as a thought-provoking message about world peace.  Michael Lehman was the designer of the Peace Garden and Gwen Lehman have been overseeing the garden for at least 5 years with an "artistic eye."  Ann Marie Judson and the late Dr. John Judson, Past RCH President and District 7390 Governor, have been members of PSR since the late 1980s. 
PSR Harrisburg-Hershey is an affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  It is an organization of physicians committed to two issues safeguarding humanity; environmental protection as well as prevention of nuclear war.  Common areas of concern are famine, drought exacerbated by climate change, poor water sources, air and ground contamination. The international group received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. 
RCH President-elect Matt Staub was on hand to make beauty happen.  Staub sees our Club’s work with the Peace Garden as, “an important demonstration of Rotary International’s People of Action branding campaign.  These community outreach efforts demonstrate what happens when community leaders in Rotary join together.”
Helping tend and beautify the Garden this year were RCH members Bruce Grossman, David Morrison, Beth Mihmet, Toni Mark and Ann Marie Judson.
One of three sculptures in the park by surgeon and artist Dr. Frederick Franck, a colleague of Albert Schweitzer, “Hiroshima” depicts a vaporized victim of the atomic blast whose only remain was a silhouette shadow on nearby concrete.  This sculpture suggests the indomitable resilience of mankind, even in the wake of annihilation.

Celebration of Life for PDG John Judson

A Celebration of Life for PDG John Judson will be held Wednesday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. at The Rife Center at Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg. Please mark your calendars! 

Rotary Club of Hanover Grant

A 2020/21 Club Grant, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hanover, provided the Hanover Area Council of Churches with a new oven and griddle. HACC prepares 52,000+ meals annually for its various programs: free hot lunches 365 days a year and breakfast two days a week through the Provide-A-Lunch program, delivered home meals through Meals-On-Wheels, and food for individuals and families in the Homeless Shelter. Food insecurity hinders people from meeting their full potential in regards to employment and family care. For some folks, the Provide- A-Lunch program is the primary meal of the day. The Meals-On-Wheels program provides meals to those home-bound with physical restrictions impeding their ability to prepare their own meals.  Pictured are (l.tor.) Rotarian Peg Sennett, Joan Potter Coordinator of PAL and MOW, and Mirna Wildason, Interim Executive Director and new Rotarian.

Rotary Club of York Awards Scholarships

The Rotary Club of York Awards Merit Scholarship
The Rotary Club of York’s Student Education Committee congratulates Maya Fetrow as the Edwin P. Mangold Rotary Scholarship recipient.  The scholarship has a value of $ 4,000 ($ 1,000 x 4 years) towards her undergraduate studies in Molecular biology at the University of Pittsburgh.  The Rotary Merit Scholarship was established in April 2007 from the estate of Rotarian Edwin P. Mangold.  Maya is the daughter of Daniel and Jennifer Fetrow and is a 2021 graduate of Dover Area High School.  She was presented the scholarship check at the May 12 Rotary Club of York club meeting at the Country Club of York.  

The Rotary Club of York Awards Merit Scholarship
Maggie Scarborough, daughter of Robert and Jennifer Scarborough, was recognized at the May 12 meeting of the Rotary Club of York as the recipient of the Charles and Alma DIEHL Scholarship.  A 2021 Kennard-Dale High School graduate, Maggie was awarded the $ 1,250 scholarship check to begin her studies at Virginia Tech as a Chemical Engineering major.  The scholarship is made possible through the Charles W. Diehl, Jr. Rotary Education Fund of the York County Community Foundation. 
L to R:  Rotary Club of York President Anne Druck, Maya Fetrow, and Student Education Committee Chair Diane Merino. 
L to R:  Rotary Club of York President Anne Druck, Maggie Scarborough and Student Education Committee Chair Diane Merino. 

18th Annual York-East Golf Tournament

Rotary Veterans Initiative Seeking Mentors

The Rotary Veterans Initiative is looking for mentors in the following fields: Computer Information Security, Computer Networking/Penetration Testing/IT/Cyber Security, and a Physician.
Mentors can be from our network of district Rotarians or from their friends and acquaintances that may be experts in these areas.  Please contact PDG Alden Cunningham at if you can mentor or have anyone that has agreed to be a mentor for a student veteran from Harrisburg Community College.  Thank you.
Upcoming Events
Grant Committee Meeting
Jun 07, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Leadership Meeting
Jun 08, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
District Development Session
Jun 14, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DG Greg Staub Installation
Hanover Country Club
Jun 26, 2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Advisory Council Meeting
Jun 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Jul 05, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
District Development Session
Virtual Event
Jul 12, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Assistant Governor Meeting
Virtual Event
Jul 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Presidents Leadership Meeting
Virtual Event
Jul 13, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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