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Nominations for District Governor 2020-21
The time has come to begin the nominating process for our District Governor 2020-21.  In this way we will continue our three-year projection for District 7390’s leadership.
      I encourage all D7390 Clubs to survey your membership and suggest a qualified candidate for the District Governor Nominee 2020-21. Suggestions must be made in the form of a resolution adopted at a regular Club meeting and certified by the Club Secretary. You may suggest a Rotarian from another Club so long as you first obtain the concurrence of the Club where the proposed candidate is a member.
      Every club has an outstanding leader who could be a potential District Governor. Look around and ask yourself, who is that person in my club? It is the person who is a good leader, interested, involved, gives financially to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation and is helpful to other members. Ask that person about his or her interest in serving as District Governor. We all need to give encouragement and “plant the seed” for others to move forward.
      When submitting a candidate for 2020-21 Governor, the following must be submitted: the Club resolution and the Governor Nominee Data Form (DG App 2020-21).    
Extended Deadline for Short-Term Youth Exchange Program
The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people — regardless of nationality — desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
The deadline to complete a STEP (Short-term) application has been extended to Monday, January 15, 2018. 
Summer 2018 STEP applications are due to the District office by January 15, 2018. Interviews for STEP students will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the PA United Church Center (900 S. Arlington Ave, Harrisburg). 
  • STEP Application - One copy with original signatures in blue ink, letters with signatures and all photos in color. 
  • A color photocopy of your passport
  • Country Selection List (Top 3)
  • Insurance Application and $76 check made payable to CISI-BOLDUC Insurance
  • $100 Application Fee - Check made payable to Rotary District 7390 YEP
  • $125 ESSEX Application Fee - Check made payable to ESSEX
  • Signed STEP Rules
  • Signed STEP Code of Conduct
If you have questions, please contact Tom Barton ( or Melissa Bruck ( 
Global Grant Ambassadorial Scholarships Available!

Scholarships For International Study from Area Rotary Clubs

Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Foundation Global Scholarships are now available from Rotary Clubs in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties and from the Rotary District 7390 District office headquartered in York.
Rotary Global Scholars must study abroad in one of the six Areas of Focus of The Rotary Foundation:
              1. Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
              2. Disease Prevention and Treatment
              3. Water and Sanitation
              4. Maternal and Child Health
              5. Basic Education and Literacy
              6. Economic and Community Development
The scholarships, which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provide for study abroad in more than 200 countries and geographic areas where Rotary Clubs are located.   The Rotary District 7390  Scholarship Committee will award one scholarships for 2018-19. 
Rotary Global Scholarships are generally for one academic year abroad and provide funding for round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, some educational supplies, and language training (if necessary), up to a maximum award of $30,000 or its equivalent. Click here for more information
The Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship program is the world’s largest privately sponsored international scholarship program.  Focused on humanitarian service, personal diplomacy, and academic excellence, the program has sponsored more than 40,000 Rotary Scholars abroad since it began in 1947.
For more information contact the Rotary District 7390 Office:  E-mail: office@rotary7390.orgtelephone: (717) 854-7842, Fax: (717) 854-6938 or mail: 515 South George Street, York, PA 17401-2723.    Interested individuals may also consult the Rotary web site at,
Applications must be submitted through a local Rotary club in the area of the applicant’s legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment.  Rotary clubs must then submit the endorsed application to the District Chair by January 13, 2018.  Interviews will be held on February 17, 2018 in York, PA. 
Gettysburg Presents PHF Awards & Volunteers with United Way
Mike Hanson was recognized for his Paul Harris Fellowship Plus 3 and David Laughman was recognized for his Paul Harris Fellowship Plus 6 on Monday, Nov. 27. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. For each additional contribution of $1,000, a Plus 1 is added to the recognition. Hanson and Laughman are pictured with Club President Deb Geesey and Area Foundation Chair Scott Wehler.
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg volunteered at the United Way of Adams County Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2. Rotarians served food and bussed tables for more than 900 guests. Pictured with Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer are, from left: Bill Braun, Diane Hiller, Bob Gough, Alex Hayes, and Scott Wehler. Missing from photo are: PDG Al Crosby, PDG John Kramb and Andrew Berdahl.
Carlisle Clubs Hosting Christmas Party Fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Carlisle and the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise will host their annual holiday dinner and fundraising event Dec. 8 at the Comfort Suites in Carlisle.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Cumberland County Historical Society’s pocket park adjacent to its building at 21 N. Pitt St. The new park includes benches, trees, a walking path and “landmark lines” pointing in the direction of historical attractions throughout the county.
“It is designed to both enhance the Historical Society’s visibility and create an outdoor location for people to rest in the downtown. It also will be a setting for outdoor lectures, concerts and history programs,” said Jason Illari, executive director of the Cumberland County Historical Society.
Funds raised at the Rotary auction will support their themed project called “Rest and Refresh.” The “rest” aspect of the project is the purchase of four hardwood benches that will provide a place to sit and relax. The “refresh” aspect will be Rotary labeled bottles of water providing facts about water around the world.
Signs in the park will direct visitors inside the Historical Society’s building for free water compliments of the Rotary Clubs. Signs near the refrigerator will provide facts about Rotary’s clean water focus internationally.
“Carlisle’s two Rotary clubs have each been engaged in separate international projects for years, bringing clean water to those in need,” said Rena Geesaman, president of the Carlisle Sunrise Club. “Amazingly, over the past 15 years the clubs have raised over $270,000 to support international water projects in both Africa and Central America. Now we are teaming up to provide a local solution right here at home, to encourage proper hydration and create a restful atmosphere in which to enjoy a drink of pure water.”
“The ‘Rest and Refresh’ project allows us to share our story regarding one of Rotary’s six areas of focus, which is providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene,” said Kathleen Stoup, president of the Carlisle Rotary Club. “Rotary International has set a goal to provide everyone with safe water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030. Much work still needs to be done and the ‘Rest and Refresh’ brochures provided through this project will inform the community of the ongoing efforts of Carlisle Rotarians to achieve this goal.”
“Rotarians Larenda Twigg and Marv Salsman have taken the lead in soliciting support from the community,” said Bill Blankmeyer, the fundraising chair for the auction. Tax-deductible donations can be made to Carlisle Rotary Club Foundation.
Checks to support the project should be made out to Carlisle Rotary Club Foundation and mailed to Carlisle Rotary Club, P.O. Box 301, Carlisle, Pa. 17013. Questions regarding the auction should be directed to Bill Blankmeyer at (717) 590-7229.
Carlisle-Sunrise Celebrates 14th Birthday
President Rena Geesaman and 7 past presidents help celebrate the RC Carlisle-Sunrise 14th Birthday.
Lebanon County Rotary Christmas Party
Hosted by the Myerstown – ELCO Rotary Club
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Gather 6:00 PM ~ Dinner 6:30 PM  
Creekside @ The Wenger Family Homestead
251 S. Race St., Myerstown, PA
$40 per person ~ Cash Bar
Music by Bryan Stevenson
Reservations MUST be made by Friday, December 1.
Please call Rose Walmer to RSVP (717) 866-8403
Upcoming Events
Club Suggestions for DGN 2020-21 Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Dec 15, 2017
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
YE - Holiday Gathering
York County 4H Center
Jan 07, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Jan 08, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
DGN 2020-21 Interviews
Jan 11, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
International Assembly
Jan 14, 2018 – Jan 20, 2018
YE Tri-Annual Meeting
PA United Church Center
Jan 27, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Leadership Team Dinner
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Jan 30, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Feb 03, 2018
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Feb 05, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Russell Hampton