RYLA Application Deadline - April 8

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA Emphasizes Leadership, Citizenship and Personal Growth.

Do you know a student that has what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change not only themself but the world?

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 is held in mid-June every year. The June 14-18, 2020 Conference will be the 60th Consecutive RYLA in Rotary District 7390 at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg. 

You must be between your Junior and Senior year in high school to attend. Approximately 140 High School youth attend annually.

The schedule includes various speakers, career seminars, team building activities, a conference band and chorus and much, much more.

What are the benefits?

Students will connect with leaders in their community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

Click here for more information!

Rotary Means Business - March 25, 2020 - CANCELLED!!!

The RMB networking event scheduled for March 25, 2020 at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory has been cancelled!

27th Annual Elizabethtown Rotary Golf Major

The 27th Annual Elizabethtown Rotary Golf Major will be held Thursday June 4, 2020 at Conestoga Country Club. Proceeds will again benefit countywide drug abuse prevention strategies plus many other regional needs the Elizabethtown Rotary Club supports. Click here for registration information! 
The ROTARY CUP CLUB TOURNAMENT, in its 3rd year is being defended by the Mt. Joy Rotary Club. On one of the holes all men who contribute a small donation will be allowed to move to the forward tees (some call ladies’ tee) and put on a dress for a photo op for great fun! Women who donate will be allowed the same distance advantage.
Last year we raised $15,000….
• $7500 went to Lancaster County Joining Forces - find them by clicking

Rotary Club of Colonial Park Increases Scholarships for 2020

The Rotary Club of Colonial Park and the Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation announces additional scholarships for 2020.  In cooperation with the Harrisburg Area Community College three new scholarships have been established:
  • Fire Training Live Burn – Funding for each of the four fire companies in Lower Paxton and West Hanover Townships to conduct a full day of live-fire training.  Crews practice different scenarios such as basement fires and attic fires.  Teams rotate assignments from one scenario to the next so that all members have the opportunity to practice multiple roles.
  • Paramedic Tuition Giveaway – Six one thousand ($1,000) tuition giveaways for the noncredit Paramedic training program has been established for students attending HACC in the Paramedic program.
  • Scholarship College Credit Courses – Funds have been set aside to provide at least fifteen (15) scholarships for high school seniors from five school who have been accepted at HACC.
These are in addition to the sixteen (16) scholarships that will be awarded in May this year by the club totaling $68,000.  Since the scholarship program started, the Rotary club has awarded $441,708 to high school seniors. With this year’s awards it brings the total scholarships awarded by the Rotary Club of Colonial Park to $509,708 since inception.

2020 District Conference

Join us for the 2020 District Conference

"Rotary: A Legacy that Connects the Future"

Let’s gather together in the Home of the Articles of Confederation of the United States to celebrate, learn, and explore the value of being a Rotarian.

The day and a half conference will open on Friday evening with a private reception for all registered members and guests at the York History Center. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and 2 drink tickets are included. 

The conference continues Saturday with outstanding programs that will INSPIRE you, inform you, motivate and entertain you throughout the day and into the evening. Check out the abbreviated Conference Schedule below.


As an incentive to INSPIRE younger Rotarians to experience the long-term value of a District Conference, we are offering a 40% discount off the registration fee for Rotarians under the age of 40. Please use promo code U40D when registering on the web. 


The early registration fee for the full conference is $140. The regular registration fee after February 15, 2020 will be $155. There are also options to attend portions of the Conference on the registration page. 


If you would like to reserve a room at Heritage Hills, please call 1-877-782-9752. Tell them you are with the Rotary District 7390 Conference. Rooms are $119 per night. 

Check out the abbreviated Conference Schedule below. Check back often as more information will be added! 

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 1, 2020

  • 3:00 p.m. - Past District Governors' (PDG) Meeting - By invitation only. 
  • 5:45 p.m. - Registration opens at The York History Center (250 East Market Street, York) for all attendees.
  • 6:00 p.m. - Opening Reception featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres and 2 drink tickets. 
  • 8:30 p.m. - Adjourn - Enjoy first Friday in the City of York.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

  • 7:45 a.m. - Registration opens at Heritage Hills
  • 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet with entertainment by the Central York Middle School Fife & Drum Group
  • 8:45 a.m. - Session #1 - Mike Barba, Director of Programs at SCPa Works (South Central Workforce Development Board) speaking on leadership
  • 9:45 a.m. - Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - Session #2 - Rotary International Director-Elect Valarie Wafer 
  • 11:00 a.m. - Break
  • 11:15 a.m. - Session #3 - Alternative Meetings Panel Milton - Lead by AG Kevin Engle
  • 12:15 p.m. - Lunch Buffet - Presentation by Red Lion/Dallastown Interact
  • 1:45 p.m. - 4-Way Test Essay Winner Presentation & 4-Way Test Speech Contest
  • 3:15 p.m. - Break
  • 3:30 p.m. - Session #4 -  Preparing for the Future – Panel discussion on how clubs can address topics surrounding diversity and inclusion, the opioid epidemic, and gender fluidity.
  • 5:00 p.m. - Break
  • 5:00 p.m. - Major Donor Reception - By Invitation Only
  • 5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour & Social with Cash Bar
  • 6:30 p.m. - Governors Dinner
  • 9:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Capital City Cornhole Classic

On Saturday March 28, 2020, the Rotary Club of Harrisburg Keystone will hold its 3rd Annual Capital City Cornhole Classic at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg.  This indoor tournament will be a fun way to break cabin fever, compete with and against friends, and raise money to support our local community.   Join us from 11:00 to 4:00!

Cash prizes will be awarded for:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
The prizes will start at the following levels and increase with more teams!
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50

Team (2 players) registration is $50.00 includes an ABC craft beverage for each player as well as the buffet.

Spectator Tickets are $10.00 and include an ABC craft beverage as well as the buffet.

For more information and registration by clicking here! 

Elizabethtown Hosts Trivia Night

Uptown York Rotary Club is Now Accepting Grant Applications

Uptown York Rotary Club (UYRC) attracts a diverse group of professionals who share a passion for giving back to our community and making a difference in the world. Our service focus areas are downtown revitalization, environmental sustainability, and community and youth development.

One way we serve our focus areas is to provide funding for initiatives that make a difference in our community.  UYRC is accepting grant applications for its Community Giving grant program to support needs in our service area.

Grant applications will be accepted through March 31, 2020. Grantees can apply for two levels – up to $500 for programs that serve the UYRC service area and up to $1,000 for the programs that serve the UYRC service area and impact one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.

Grants approved by the Rotary Club of Uptown York are to support programs that service York and the York County community. We are particularly interested in supporting organizations whose best practices and initiatives support Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of these areas of focus: Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development, Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation.

Not for profit or 501(c)3 organizations may apply for a grant. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to:
•How well the project demonstrates the use Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus
•The level of impact on the community
•The level of documented need for the program/project and/or the grant funding
•The level of collaboration with other organizations or community initiatives
•Clearly defined measures of success
•Rotarian involvement (individual/group)

Applicants are asked to describe the sustainability of the project after the grant funds have been disbursed. Funding is not considered for ongoing operating costs of an organization, capital campaigns, scholarships or stipends for individuals.
For more information, visit

West Shore Hosts Trivia Night for Literacy

Join the Rotary Club of West Shore as we host Trivia Night for Literacy. Teams will compete to be crowned Trivia Master!
Winning teams will receive a grand prize including a refund of their entry fee!
Raffles and other fun contests will occur throughout the evening. Enjoy the great food and beverage from Arena Grill as well!
Create a team of 6 or 4. No worries if you don't have a full team. Purchase individual ticket and you will be placed on a team.
All proceeds from this fun night will go directly to our club's youth and literacy initiatives. Current and past projects include The Dictionary Project which provides dictionaries to local 3rd grade students and West Shore School District's Kindergarten program where every incoming kindergarten student in the District received their own copy of David Shannon’s book Duck on a Bike.
Upcoming Events
YE Overnight Social - Harrisburg
Mar 21, 2020 – Mar 22, 2020
World Water Day
Mar 22, 2020
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Apr 06, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Earth Day
Apr 22, 2020
Rotary Means Business - Southern Tier
Hickory Falls
Apr 22, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Youth Exchange Annapolis Trip
Apr 25, 2020
Assistant Governor Meeting
Appalachian Brewing Company
Apr 28, 2020
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
District Conference
Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center
May 01, 2020 – May 02, 2020
2020 District Conference Registration
May 01, 2020 5:45 PM –
May 02, 2020 9:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
May 04, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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