This year, clubs across our district are hosting 25 Pints for Polio events to raise money for END POLIO NOW! Rotary International committed to raise $50 million a year for three years towards eradicating polio.  The money we raise will be matched 2-1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Last year we raised $9000 and our goal is to increase that by 25%.
I encourage you to attend one or more of the events and support our initiative.  If you are not able to attend one of the events, I am asking that you make a donation to The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Fund.  Donations can be made online at  Your donations can be made in honor of someone, such as your children or grandchildren or in memory of someone. 
As I have traveled around the district I've been asked questions about Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and I am sure some of you have been asked questions also.  I wanted to share with you this document that Rotary International prepared with simple answers to some common questions from Rotarians. Click here to view the article. I found it very interesting and helpful. 
On October 24, Rotary will be hosting a live stream event from the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, known as the birthplace of American Medicine.  The event starts at 6:30 p.m.  Information on how to live stream the event can be found here. This event will be recorded to be viewed later.
We all have a part to play in the eradication of polio.  This is the time for us to raise awareness of what Rotary is doing, to raise the needed funds and TO BE THE INSPIRATION TO END POLIO NOW. 

Pints for Polio

There are lots of fun events planned for Pints for Polio! Here is a list of what is scheduled so far! If your club is planning to host a polio fundraiser in October, please contact Melissa in the District office at so it can be added! 
York-NorthOctober 36:00 - 8:00Wyndridge Farm (885 S. Pleasant Ave, Dallastown)
Uptown YorkOctober 45:30 - 8:30 Collusion Tapworks (105 S. Howard St, York)
York-EastOctober 56:00 - 8:00Mexitaly (2440 E. Market St, York)
LancasterOctober 10 Stoner Grille (605 Granite Run Dr, Lancaster)
Perry CountyOctober 115:00 - 8:00River Bend Hop Farm & Brewery (1800 Lower Bailey Rd, Newport)
Harrisburg-KeystoneOctober 16 Appalachian Brewing Company (50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg)
LebanonOctober 17 Snitz Creek Brewery (7 N. 9th Street, Lebanon)
York-EastOctober 206:00 - 8:00Mexitaly (2440 E. Market St, York)
New HollandOctober 235:00 - 9:00Brady's Pub (856 W. Main St, New Holland)
October 23
6:00 - 9:00Funk Brewing (28 S. Market St, Elizabethtown)
Northern LebanonOctober 236:00 - 7:00Eagle Hotel (101 E. Main St, Fredericksburg)
Carlisle-SunriseOctober 245:00 - 11:00Market Cross Pub (113 N. Hanover St, Carlisle)
ElizabethtownOctober 246:00 - 9:00Cox Brewing (276 Heisey Quarry Rd, Elizabethtown)
Lancaster Penn SquareOctober 246:00 - 8:00Federal TapHouse (201 N. Queen St., Lancaster)
Mech, Mech-North & West ShoreOctober 24 Appalachian Brewing Co (6462 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg)
Red Lion/DallastownOctober 246:00 - 9:00Great America Saloon (20 Dairyland Sq, Red Lion)
October 25October 256:00 - 9:00Moo Duck Brewery (79 S. Wilson Ave, Elizabethtown)
YorkOctober 27 Downtown York Brew Pub Tour
YorkOctober 28 Downtown York Brew Pub Tour
Mount JoyOctober 305:00 - 8:00Rosie's Tavola (114 E. Main St, Mount Joy)
Mount JoyNovember 111:00 - 9:00Harvey's Main Street BBQ (304 E. Main St, Mount Joy)
Mount JoyNovember 14:00 - 8:00Twisted Bine (93 E. Main St, Mount Joy)
Mount Joy November 55:00 - 8:00Bube's Brewery (102 N. Market St, Mount Joy)

Thank you to all the establishments that are participating!


Perfect Attendance

During my DG John May's visit to the Rotary Club of Paradise he met Robert (Bob) Espenshade who has achieved 62 years of perfect attendance. Visiting that day was Orville Lauver from the Rotary Club of Red Lion-Dallastown who completed his 54th year of perfect attendance in September.  Mr. Espenshade was on the Pequea Valley school board when PDG Ann Keim was hired as the school superintendent.

Harrisburg is Going BIG this Year!

The Rotary Club of Harrisburg is going BIG this year!  Sure, this Club continues to do big things in their community, but this year they are letting everyone in town know about it with a big billboard initiative.
President, Andy Rebuck, accepted the gavel in July promising the membership lots of complimentary billboards with three neat strategies.
First, each week a member is invited to give a 120 second update on their role in the Club. Then they receive a Service Above Self coffee mug, and as Andy would say, “their mug (photo) is proudly displayed on a People of Action billboard.”
Second, the Club hosts “Good News Reporting” with a goal of raising $5,000 total this year for the Polio Plus funds and members who report are entered into a drawing and are featured on End Polio Now billboards.
Third, everyone loves new members and wants to jump up and down to shout hooray and welcome, and this year Harrisburg is featuring new members on a billboard.
If you are reading this note and wondering how this is possible, please note that the Club President also happens to be VP/GM of a local billboard company.  His advice is if you like this idea, you might want to send a note to your local billboard company asking them to consider similar support—and of course invite them to join your Club. 
We certainly hope you are all having a big year in Rotary and if we can provide any more information or assistance with this idea, please contact our Club Administrator, Addeline Alaniz-Edwards,

Shippensburg Foundation Sets Up Fund in Memory of Ra Kligge

This past spring, the Rotary Club of Shippensburg lost one of our most dedicated members, Ra Kligge, who passed away on May 11, 2018.  Ra was a passionate and devoted Rotarian and a lead volunteer and inspiration for many of our projects and programs.  He is and will continue to be greatly missed by the members of our club and other Rotarians, his family, friends and community.
To honor and remember Ra Kligge, the Rotary Club of Shippensburg Foundation has set up a separate fund dedicated to Ra’s memory.  The money raised in this fund will be used to start and continue projects that were a part of Ra’s vision while he was with us.  We would like to carry on these activities and programs that Ra was so zealous about.  To do so, we are asking that anyone who is able to, please consider making a donation towards this fund.  Your contributions will be used to carry out Ra’s ideas and to make our community a better place.
If you would like to contribute, checks can be made payable to The Rotary Club of Shippensburg Foundation.  Please include “In Memory of Ra Kligge” on the memo line so we can be sure to allocate your contribution to this fund.  All contributions can be mailed to the following address: Rotary Club of Shippensburg Foundation (PO Box 572, Shippensburg, PA 17257). 
Thank you for your consideration and help in keeping Ra’s spirits alive. 

2018 Rotary Foundation Dinner

If service is the beating heart of Rotary, then the Rotary Foundation is its very lifeblood. It is in and through the Foundation that we are able to support projects locally and throughout the world. It is through the Foundation that Rotary is made real in the lives of millions: working for peace, supporting clean water and sanitation projects, providing for maternal and child health programs. This is all a result of Rotarians throughout the world generously sharing their resources.
Join us Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Country Club of York (1400 Country Club Road, York, PA 17403) as we celebrate our Rotary Foundation and our achievements during the past year. Cocktail hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner and speaker from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. Registration deadline is November 1, 2018.
You don’t want to miss our speaker Dr. Anne Mathews! She is a member of the Rotary Club of Columbia East in South Carolina and has served as Vice President of Rotary, a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, trainer for District Governor elects, chair of the elections committee for the Rotary International President and many other positions. Her own service work includes projects in Kenya, South Africa, India and Ghana. She is by profession an educator, having taught at all levels from High School to University and has spoken in all 50 states and 35 different countries about the Rotary Foundation.

Mid Winter Trip to St Marc Haiti

Participate in a community service project and attend a Rotary Club meeting!
  • DEPART TUESDAY, FEB 12, 2019
Accommodations at the school approx. $40.00 per night or at Moulin Sur Mer Resort approx. $100.00 per night
Contact Clem Gilpin if interested at or 717 649-2290

Harrisburg Hosts Rotary Means Business on November 15

The Rotary Club of Harrisburg will host the 46th RMB networking event of Rotary District 7390’s RMB history and the 10th event of the 2018 RMB season on Thursday, November 15 at the Capitol Blue Cross Retail Store 4500 Marketplace Way, Enola, PA.  The event is FREE thanks to major sponsor Capitol Blue Cross and tasty hors d’oeuvres and adult (wine/beer) and soft beverages will be served.  The event begins at 5:30 and ends at 7:30 pm.  Click here to RSVP now! Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB. Bring potential Rotarian guests and family of Rotary!

Hanover Hosts Successful RMB Event!

The Rotary Club of Hanover hosted a wonderful RMB networking event on October 11 at Elsner Engineering Works, Hanover, PA with 27 Rotarians and guests attending from seven clubs representing all areas of District 7390.  The event was FREE thanks to event sponsors Elsner Engineering Works; ASIX Quality; Ledge, Inc.; Traditions Mortgage; and York Traditions Bank.  Many young Rotarians enlivened the event which enjoyed much fun/fellowship and many great connections were made.  Thank you to the Rotary Club of Hanover for making this networking event so worthwhile for all concerned and to Elsner Engineering Works for providing such an interesting venue.  Well done all!!




Thank you to the Hanover Event Sponsors and RMB Major Sponsors Hoffman Funeral Home and Capital Blue Cross. 

Upcoming Events
Youth Exchange New York City Trip
Oct 19, 2018 9:30 AM –
Oct 21, 2018 9:00 PM
Lebanon Official Visit
Oct 23, 2018
Northern Lebanon County Official Visit
Oct 23, 2018
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2018
Pints for Polio (West Shore)
Appalachian Brewing Company
Oct 24, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Oct 27, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mount Joy Official Visit
Oct 30, 2018
Carlisle Official Visit
Nov 01, 2018
West Shore Official Visit
Nov 01, 2018
Youth Exchange 2019-20 Outbound Compatibility Wknd
Nov 03, 2018 – Nov 04, 2018
Russell Hampton
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