Rotary Reporter

You are Invited to the 2023-2024 District Installation Ceremony on June 30

You are invited to attend the Installation of the 2023-2024 District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Club Presidents! The installation will be held at Farm 1840 (101 State Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050) on Friday, June 30, 2023. 

  • Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner & Program - 6:30 p.m. until


  • Appetizers - cucumber roll ups, tomato and mozzarella skewers, meat and cheese platter w/assorted mustards and crackers, fruit kabobs
  • Dinner buffet - tossed salad, rolls & butter, italian stuffed chicken breast (stuffed with tomato, mozzarella, basil and finished wiht a balsamic reduction), herb crusted top round (sliced thiin w/horseradish creme on the side), ranch roasted red potatoes, bowtie pasta in a butter wine sauce & seasonal vegetables. 
  • Desserts - mixture of lemon bars, brownies, and dessert shooters (flavors to include key lime, strawberry shortcake, cherry cheese cake, death by chocolate)

Cost - $50 per person

Registration Deadline - June 23, 2023 at 12:00 Noon

Click here to register today!

Zone DEI Webinar - May 9

The Zone 28/32 DEI committee has been working hard to create a set of helpful resources to support your clubs and districts with your DEI initiatives. 
Please join us on Tuesday, May 9 at 7PM Eastern to learn more.

The Zoom link for this session is:
Feel free to invite others who may be interested. The session will be recorded!

RMB Northern Tier Networking Event to be held May 18

The Rotary Clubs of Harrisburg and Harrisburg-Keystone will host the 66th RMB networking event in RMB District 7390 History and the third event of the RMB 2023 season at Capital Blue Cross Connect, 4500 Marketplace Way, Enola, PA on Thursday, May 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  Capital Blue Cross Connect will be the special event/venue sponsor for this event and will provide the venue and food.  Central Penn College and Keisling Research will be event sponsors and support drink costs.  The event will be FREE and will provide light hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks, and water.  
This will be another great business networking opportunity and fun and fellowship event.  Do not miss it.  Also, please consider bringing potential Rotarian guests and Family of Rotary.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

You're Invited! Byrnes Health Education Open House - May 24


Please join us for a special Open House for all Rotarians!

Come experience our $4 Million renovation to our Learning Labs.
Wednesday, May 24th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Light Refreshments Provided
515 South George Street, York, PA 17401
RSVP Required by May 8th or 717-848-3064 ext. 229

STOP THE BLEED© Classes at Central Penn College highlight value of Rotary-Community Partnerships


On April 24th the value of partnerships in our Rotary District was illustrated through the hosting of two  STOP THE BLEED© classes that taught life-saving techniques on how to control bleeding prior to EMS arrival.   The partners that joined forces to conduct the sessions were: 

  • Rotary District 7390
  • Central Penn College
  • Penn State Holy Spirit Medical Center
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

A total of 25 Central Penn faculty, Rotarians, and Medical Reserve Corps volunteers participated in the sessions taught by Trauma Center nurses from Penn State Health. At our District Conference and Community Expo the same partners were involved with teaching 36 participants who gave great reviews to the classes.


DG Juliet Altenburg, a STOP THE BLEED© (“STB”) Ambassador,  is undergoing certification as a STOP THE BLEED© instructor and has applied for a grant that will provide STB training equipment for our Rotary District. As a certified instructor she will be available to teach STB at Rotary club meetings and other community events.   This month she was a featured Ambassador in the national STOP THE BLEED©  newsletter.  Interested in hosting a training course for your club?  Contact Juliet at
Pictured left to right:
  • Justin Heimrich, RN, Trauma Program Manager, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Sunny Goodyear, RN, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Penn State Holy Spirit Medical Center
  • DG Juliet Altenburg, RN, Executive Director, PA Trauma Systems Foundation
  • Amy Bollinger, RN, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center

2022-2023 Youth Exchange Farewell Picnic

Join us as we say goodbye to our 2022-2023 Inbound Students and wish our 2023-2024 Outbound students and our Short Term Summer Exchange Students a successful exchange!
The District 7390 Youth Exchange Staff cordially invite you and your family to a fun-filled afternoon on Sunday, June 4 at John Rudy Park (Blue Spruce Pavilion) 400 Mundis Race Road, York!! Dress for the picnic is casual. 
  • 11:45-1:00 p.m. Registration & Social
  • 1:00 p.m. Picnic Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. Recognition of all Outbounds
  • 2:30 p.m. Recognition of Inbounds, Host Families & Counselors
  • 3:00 – ??? Fun & Fellowship

There are many activities available at the park, please feel free to bring along horseshoes, volley balls, soccer balls, etc. There is even a playground for the younger children.

Food and drinks will be provided. However, feel free to bring along your favorite non-alcoholic beverages.


  • Inbounds, Outbounds, and STEP students are FREE to attend
  • Children 12 and under are FREE to attend
  • All attendees 13+ are $10 per person to attend.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! YOU MUST RSVP BY MAY 30th so enough food is ordered for the event!

Click here to register today!!

District 7390 Safety Committee Pivots to become Advisory Council


On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and in an instant our work lives, personal lives and Rotary lives changed forever.  I’m sure many of you can remember how the word “pivot” was the new catch phrase for virtual meetings and new ways of engaging with one another.  Store shelves were empty, hand sanitizer, if you could find it, was expensive,  Lysol disinfecting wipes were nowhere to be found, and my husband Rob used the sewing skills learned from his mother to make cloth masks which we delivered to friends and fellow Rotarians.  Among the tremendous fear, worry, and stress that came with the pandemic, also came an outpouring of care, and concern that Rotarians extended to their fellow club members and communities.   One group of people that stepped up in an extraordinary way was the District 7390 Safety Committee.   This committee was born from an idea I had as a nurse as I worked with hospitals and my own office to create COVID-19 safety protocols.  PDG John Anthony was District Governor at the time and when I approached him with the idea of creating the committee his support made all the difference in helping me and my fellow committee members launch district wide efforts to help mitigate the spread of the virus and be of support in dispelling myths and misinformation. 
After three years, the District Safety Committee had its last meeting as a committee this past week!  We decided that based on the status of the pandemic and other district and club priorities it was a time to “sunset” the committee but keep ourselves available on an as needed basis.  The District COVID-19 Safety Page on the District 7390 website will be changed to a District Safety Information page where health and safety information beyond COVID-19 will be shared along with Rotary mandated policies including a Crisis Management Plan.  Sincere thanks are extended to the original committee members who hung in there until the very end including those noted in the photo below:  Steph Acri (Mechanicsburg North), Paul Duryea (District Passport), PDG Anna-Mae Kobbe (Gettysburg), Rod Frazier (Carlisle), and AG Becky Zalit (Palmyra).  Other members not shown included Patricia Green Rodgers (District Passport) and Judith Clovsky (Mechanicsburg North).  Thank you Rotarians for truly living the ideals of “Service Above Self”. You inspired me with your kindness, compassion, and willingness to serve during a very dark time and for that I will always be truly grateful!

Be Inspired by a 50-Year Old Four-Way Test Contest Speech

At a recent Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting, Calvin Kent, was inspired to present his original speech from the Four Way Test Speech Contest when he competed as a teenager. That was 50 years ago! You can read more about Cal below! If the video does not show, please click here to view the video. 
Dr. Calvin Kent has been a member in Rotary Clubs in five states over the past 55 years.  He currently lives in Elizabethtown PA and is a member of that club. Prior to Elizabethtown he lived 26 years in Huntington WV where he served a Dean of The Lewis College of Business and later as a Vice President at Marshall University. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Business Emeritus at Marshall. He was President of the Huntington Rotary Club.

Dr. Kent has a long career in public service including City Councils in Vermilion SD, Woodway TX (Mayor) and Huntington WV(Chair) During the first Bush (41) Administration he was appointed and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration with the rank of Assistant Secretary.  His political involvement in West Virginia included being Co-vice Chair of Governor Underwood’s Commission on Fair Taxation and as Chair of the Local Government Sub-Committee of Governor Manchin’s Commission on Tax Reform.  For over a decade he was a member of the West Virginia Property Tax Valuation and Training Commission.

He earned an undergraduate degree From Baylor University and a Masters and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Missouri. Post Doctoral studies included University of Virginia (Law) and Princeton Theological Seminary. Religious activities have been a commitment  having served as an ruling Elder, Adult Sunday school Teacher, choir member and lay pastor in Presbyterian churches were he has lived. He has been blessed with a marriage of over 60 years to Nita and they share 2 children and 7 grandchildren.

York-East Presents Scholarships

Each year, the York East Rotary Club presents a $2,000 scholarship to two area high school senior students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and who also exemplify “Service Above Self”, the motto and core mission of Rotary. This year’s scholarship award recipients are Hannah Kuhn of York Suburban High School and Noah Rutter of York County School of Technology.

Junior students Reese Mckenna of York Suburban and Jonathan Hernandez of York Tech were awarded the Rotary York Leadership Scholarships. Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience held at Messiah College where students develop skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. 

Each of the recipients excelled academically and received numerous academic accolades. Further, each demonstrated outstanding service qualities to their schools in leadership roles of various organizations, as well as to the community at large through many hours of volunteer service.

Left to right: Bob Straw, Committee Chair; Beth Salaga, Counselor, Hannah Kuhn; Noah Rutter; Samuel Shaw, Counselor

Designer Handbag Bingo!

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New Paul Harris Fellow!

On Thursday, April 20, the D7390 Passport Club held a social get-together. Club member Paul Duryea, who has been a Rotarian for 53 years, made some remarks about The Rotary Foundation and how the Foundation has changed his life and inspired him. Because of that, he presented a PHF+1 to D7390 Passport Club President Carmen Calderone. 

2nd Annual Dog Fest - Hosted by Donegal Rotary

Upcoming Events
District Grant Committee Meeting
May 01, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
District DEI Committee Meeting
May 01, 2023
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
New Member Fireside Chat
May 09, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
D7390 Environmental Committee Meeting
May 10, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Governor Line Meeting
May 11, 2023
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Rotary Fellowships Summit
May 11, 2023
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Assistant Governor Meeting
May 16, 2023
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Meeting
May 16, 2023
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Rotary Means Business - Harrisburg
Capital Blue Cross Connect
May 18, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Byrnes Health Education Rotarian Open House
Byrnes Health Education
May 24, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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