A note from the District Governor
Fellow Rotarians,
At the District Training Assembly on March 17, participants took place in a discussion on leadership.  Everyone was asked to think about a person, anyone, who had greatly influenced their lives and who had significantly invested in their success and well-being.  People mentioned teachers, coaches, parents, mentors, bosses, a full gamut of people ~ NOT necessarily people with important “leadership” titles. 
Next, we took the discussion a step further and talked about what qualities they associated with the people who had influenced or invested in them.  Again, the list was broad.  Some of the common qualities mentioned were honesty, sincerity, listening, trust, accountability, dedication, love, compassion, generosity, determination… and more. 
The discussion really defined the people who have had the greatest impact on most of our lives as servant leaders.  The term SERVANT LEADER was probably never even known by any of the people we thought of, but the definition fits.  Servant leaders invest in the growth and development of other people FIRST.  They approach every situation with listening and they value people first.  They influence and inspire us and we become more successful as a result. 
You can always tell a servant leader by the group of people around him or her.  If someone is surrounded by committed, empowered, enlightened leaders, that someone is a servant leader whether they even know it or acknowledge it.  It’s an easy application in Rotary ~ there are so many servant leaders.  They might not always have the biggest titles or the most responsibility, but they have the heart of the people and their influence yields healthy relationships built on trust and loyalty. 
So, I offer up this recap of the District Training Assembly activity and suggest that everyone reading this note take a moment and think of someone who greatly influenced your life in a positive way.  What was it about that person that influenced you and how can YOU carry on that legacy to have greater influence and impact on those around you?  How can  you apply the influence, inspiration, and support in Rotary?  Just imagine how much we could accomplish if we all supported one another’s success just a little piece more!
Thank you all for your service and for your servant leadership. 
Yours in Rotary,
Una Martone
2017/18 District Governor
Rotary District 7390
2018 District Conference
Are you ready to celebrate the super heroes of our Past, Present and Future?  Join the District Conference on April 27 and 28 for fun, learning, inspiration, fellowship, and celebrations!  Some of the conference highlights include:
Internationally Renowned Rotarian Evan Burrell ~ all the way from Sydney Australia, will share his SUPER presentation “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.” 
David Morrison, Director of Historic Harrisburg Association and member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, will narrate an historical bus tour around the City of Harrisburg.  His insights will certainly enlighten all who participate!
Tracy Pawelski, Senior Communications Counsel of Harrisburg based PPO&S, will overview her recent pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago (a 500 mile walking journey across Spain) and how we, as Rotarians, can benefit from her observations and insights.  Tracy’s pilgrimage was seeded through her daughter’s experience as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Spain. 
The Presidents of four Young Professional Organizations have agreed to serve on a panel to overview their thoughts on addressing community needs; how to engage with young professionals; and how our clubs can work together with Young Professional Organizations toward common goals.
We have invited local and state elected officials… the finalists of the Four Way Test Speech contest will share their presentations; and Rotary Means Business will present the first ever Opportunity Summit as part of the conference. 
PLUS ~ wear your finest super hero costumes to the Saturday night festivities for fun and prizes!
Bus Transportation to RI Convention
Now that you are registered for Convention, have you thought about transportation to get there? Do you want to sit back and relax in style while spending time with other District 7390 Rotarians? We have chartered a deluxe motorcoach that will be vinyl wrapped with Rotary bling to take you there!
The bus will leave on Saturday, June 23 and return on Thursday, June 28.
The bus will leave from Dicks Sporting Goods (Kenneth Road) in York at 6:00 a.m. on June 23. Then travel to the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill) for pick-up at 7:00 a.m. You can leave cars parked at Dick’s, but please have someone drop you off at the hotel.
We will stop for breakfast, lunch and a few other brief stops to stretch your legs. Arrival in Toronto will be around 5:00 p.m.
The return ride home will leave Toronto around 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28 and arrive back to Camp Hill around 4:00 p.m. and York around 5:00 p.m.
Cost—$200 per person
Please contact Melissa Bruck ( or 717-854-7842) to reserve your seats. Payment must be made by check or cash. Sorry - no credit cards accepted for the bus transportation. 
Annual Magic & Comedy Show to feature 4 National Acts!
The 18th Annual Comedy and Magic Spectacular on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. features four national acts including, comedy jugglers the Gizmo Guys, Jason Hudy, a rising star in the world of illusion based magic, the amazing quick change artist duo Stoil and Ekaterina, with R.G. Smith as Master of Ceremonies.  Held at Lampeter-Strasburg High School’s Performing Arts Center, the show is the largest annual fundraiser hosted by Rotary Club of Lancaster South. Proceeds go toward scholarships awarded to graduating seniors at three local high schools (Solanco, Penn Manor, and Lampeter-Strasburg), toward youth programming at the L-S YMCA, and to other community needs. 
Click here for tickets!! or they can be purchased at the customer service counter at Darrenkamps and the L-S YMCA location. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under.  For more information visit
The Gizmo Guys -
Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amused audiences around the world.  They put the comedy in comedy juggling.  One of the greatest acts in the history of “throwing up” The Gizmo Guys are excited to be with us this year.  Based in New York City, Allen and Barrett have traveled the country with their unique style of teamwork.  Making impossible things happen with clubs, balls, machetes, and diablos while fighting gravity and cracking jokes, is further enhanced by inviting YOU onstage.  Don’t worry, it is always safe, never embarrassing and is why they are in such demand.
Jason Hudy is THE rising star in the world of illusion based magic.  He has amazed audiences and performed all over the USA and throughout Asia.  With 1,000 shows on the resort island of Saipan, followed by a guest appearance in the world famous “House of Magic” in Macau, China.  Add 6,500 other shows the previous 12 years in theaters, amusement parks, casinos, you’d think he’d be a little weary.  NO WAY.  His energy, poise and professionalism will show you why he is “the one to watch.”
Stoil and Ekaterina combine color, music, magic and the fabulous art of quick-change to create a high energy show that will leaving you ask – how did they do that?  Their amazing act that has taken them around the world in style and to great accolades.  Originally from the Eastern European nation of Bulgaria, these two now live in Los Angeles.  And, please give them a special welcome as new American citizens. 
R.G. Smith, MC
Master Of Ceremonies, longtime show producer/director, R.G. returns this year to guide the audience through this excellent entertainment experience. He’ll keep things moving and has a few new things to share.
For more information contact Rip Lawhead at (717) 464-9693 or email him at
Rotary Means Business - April 18
The Rotary Club of York will host the fourth RMB networking event of the 2018 season on Wednesday, April 18 at the Historic Shady Lane Green House and Garden Building, 475 Shady Lane, Manchester, PA, which is accessible from Route 83 and North George Street.  The event will only cost $15 per attendee for hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, soda, and water thanks to Shady Lane owner Steve Kohr and Kohr & Sons Construction.  The event will start at 5:30 and end at 7:30.  RSVP Now!!  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests!
Shred-It Event! 
Rotary Club of Mount Joy invites you to shred those old documents. Safe, Convenient, and Free! Join the Rotarians at Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road on Saturday, April 28 from 9AM to 11:00 AM.  Find the professional team from Tri-State Shredding on-site and destroy those old papers.
The service is free on April 28. The Rotary Club of Mount Joy will also collect non-perishable food donations for the Mount Joy Food Bank that day. Donations may be made on site that day for the Rotarians to deliver to the Food Bank.
Your personal identity are safer when those private papers are cleared out of your home or business. According to Consumer Report, you should keep income tax returns, income information, and tax reducing expense receipts for seven years. Other important papers also have a shelf life you should know.
Consumer Reports provided the following information at on March 8, 2018. “Store ATM, bank-deposit, and credit card receipts only until you reconcile them with your monthly statements … unless you need them to support your tax return. Keep insurance policies and investment statements until new ones arrive.
“You'll want to hold onto loan documents until the loan is paid off. If you own one or more vehicles, hold onto the titles until you sell them. If you have investments in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or anything else, keep the investment purchase confirmations until you sell the investment.
“Essential records such as birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, Social Security cards, and military discharge papers should be kept indefinitely. Also hold on to defined-benefit plan documents, estate-planning documents, life-insurance policies, and an inventory of your bank safe deposit box...”
Mount Joy Park Cleanup Day
Carlisle's Local Water Project
Rotary clubs of Carlisle (noontime) and Sunrise recently donated $10,000 to the Cumberland County Historical Society in support of benches at the pocket park located adjacent to the Society’s building.  Pictured are (left) Rena Geesaman, President, Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise, and Kathleen Stoup, President, Rotary Club of Carlisle, as they “rest” on the benches, while Jason Illari holds the check presented by both clubs.  Funds for the donation were raised at the Rotary clubs’ annual Christmas party and auction held in December.
In addition to the park benches, funds are also given for “Rest & Refresh”, Carlisle’s local water project.  Visitors to the pocket park and the Historical Society can “rest” on the benches and “refresh” with bottled water donated by the Rotary clubs.  The bottles are labeled with World Water Facts, which explain the need for water and sanitation in many poor places in the world.
Hanover Club Volunteers at JA
From 19 to 23 March 2018, Hanover Rotarian, Club President and Junior Achievement (JA) Coordinator, Ralph Jodice, taught the Junior Achievement Program, Our Nation, to both 6th grade classes at St. Teresa of Calcutta in McSherrystown.  The JA Our Nation Program consists of five, 45 minute classes teaching students about our free market economy, entrepreneurship and innovation, the importance of STEM skills in the work force, potential careers, and how the United States is tied to the global economy.  The first picture is of Mrs. Tiffany Stultz’s class.  The second picture is of Mrs. Sherry Chroniger’s class.  
Additionally, on 15 March 2018, Hanover Rotarians Bert Elsner, Bob Miller and Mike Cooper supported JA’s STEM Summit at South Western High School in Hanover.
Lancaster Penn Square Hosts Success RMB Event on March 14
The Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square hosted a super successful RMB networking event on March 14 at The Hotel Lancaster with 33 Rotarians and guests from nine district clubs (Lancaster, Lancaster Penn Square, Lancaster Sunrise, Lancaster Hempfield, Lancaster South, Mount Joy, Mechanicsburg North, Lebanon, and Harrisburg) attending.  Kudos go to the Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square and its President Gary Davis for arranging such a successful networking event and to The Hotel Lancaster for providing such an outstanding venue.  Also, Kudos to Rob Gallagher, Eastern Tier RMB Champion, for doing such a great job promoting the event.  Finally, special Kudos to Scott Stevens, Northern Tier Assistant Director, for his innovative and fun running of the Circle exercise as shown in the photo that accompanies this report.  Well done all!
Upcoming Events
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Apr 02, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
YE - Final OB Orientation
Byrnes Health Education Center
Apr 07, 2018
8:15 AM – 2:30 PM
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Apr 14, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Means Business - Southern Tier
Historic Shady Lane
Apr 18, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Grant Training Seminar
Apr 19, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District 7390 Day of Service
Apr 21, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Earth Day
Apr 22, 2018
AG/AMC/AFC Meeting
Perkins Restaurant
Apr 24, 2018
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
2018 District Conference Registration
Apr 27, 2018 10:00 AM –
Apr 28, 2018 10:00 PM
District Conference
Harrisburg Hilton
Apr 27, 2018 10:00 AM –
Apr 28, 2018 9:00 PM
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