Women in Rotary Summit - September 15

As we consider ways we should Grow Rotary… we must consider groups that are underrepresented within our clubs. Women represent just 28% of our District’s membership.  How can we grow these numbers and attract more members including women into the service we provide to our community AND to our members.
On September 15 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., we are gathering for our second in a series of Summits to discuss...Women in Rotary
Three Questions will be discussed in this 1 hour Zoom Summit.
  1. How can we encourage more women to join Rotary across our District?
  2. How can we support female Rotarians in growing in leadership and service within Rotary and our communities?  
  3. What should our next action steps be?
Our first Summit, Educators in Rotary, was a great success. Attendees met new friends from across the district, learned new ideas and discussed strategies to effect change and growth. They agreed to help each other and to re-assemble at a future date to further discuss ideas and review what they have achieved with their new knowledge and contacts.
We believe that Septembers’ Women in Rotary Summit can be a similarly tremendous opportunity for fellowship, growth, and new ideas.

From the Rotary International Service Lane


Rotary Club of Lancaster and District 7390 Donate $20,000 for Medical Assistance in Ukraine

Networking and collaboration are a hallmark of Rotary as evidenced by the friendships and relationships that form within individual Rotary Club dynamics.  Sometimes that same synergy forms between Rotarians on a global scale to meet urgent humanitarian needs.  Such is the case with a recent cooperation between the Rotary Club of Lancaster and the International Rotary Fellowship of Healthcare Professionals (IRFHP).
Dr. Bob McClenathan, an optometrist, Past-President of RC of Lancaster and member of IRFHP, learned of the needs in Ukraine related to the unprovoked incursion by Russian military forces and the horrendous injuries caused by indiscriminate shelling of civilian targets in addition to military ones.  Hundreds of hospitals, medical facilities and pharmacies have been intentionally destroyed! In light of the destruction of healthcare infrastructure and the tremendous need for medical care, the IRFHP is seeking various medical instruments and accessories to alleviate suffering there.
The Rotary Club of Lancaster, its individual members, and District 7390 (through the discretionary use of its contingency funds) provided nearly $20,000 in funding towards the purchase of orthopedic instruments, screws, plates and pins for treatment of shattered skeletal structures.  Through a convoluted pathway, involving Rotarians in the USA, United Kingdom, Poland, and Ukraine, as well as international fund transfers and international commerce, these rehabilitative materials are mending bones and lives in the war torn country near the front lines in the Dnipro area.  Rotary has a long reach and a loving heart and Rotarians are providing “Service above Self” around the world.
Submitted by
Dr. Bob McClenathan
Past President, Rotary Club of Lancaster
Co-Chair, Global Grants Committee

Rotary Branded Bottled Water

If your Club is holding an event or fundraiser and would like to increase awareness of Rotary or increase profits, think about purchasing some Rotary branded water bottles! You can purchase the water for $7 per case (minimum of 30 cases per order). The water will need to be picked up at Filson Water (11 Roadway Drive, Carlisle). You can design a custom label for your Club or the event. Please contact Jeff Kintz at Brand your Own Bottle at 717-979-0841 or for more information. You can also check out their website by clicking here
Here are some examples of Clubs that have created a custom water bottle label: 

Youth Exchange Students on the Move! 

Quentin Jurney (Rotary Club of Gettysburg) safely arrived in India for his year of exchange!!! His arrival coincided with the Hindi festival of Raksha Baandhan, the celebration of brother-sister sibling bonds. We hope Quentin has an amazing year! We look forward to following his adventures through the District 7390 Youth Exchange Facebook page!

Interact Convention 2022

The exciting Zone 28 & 32 Interact Convention (ZIC) is taking place October 20th-23rd, 2022 and we want to see students from your district there!
This is an opportunity for Rotarians to show their support for our young leaders who have been working very hard organizing this first-ever Zone event that includes Interact delegates from Canada, USA, Bermuda and St. Pierre et Miquelon!
Here's where your help is needed:
  1. We are seeking Delegates - If your club currently sponsors an Interact club please connect with them and consider sponsoring one or more delegates. Clubs & Districts in Zones 28 and 32 are able to reserve spots for Interact students and chaperones at the Zone 28 & 32 Interact Convention ahead of time. Each spot is $991 Canadian dollars ($850 registration fee plus a $141 refundable deposit).
  2. We are seeking Donors/Sponsors - If your club does not currently sponsor an Interact Club, kindly consider becoming a Donor/Sponsor of the event in support of youth leadership!
Thank you for your kind consideration. We also encourage you to take a look at our website ( to learn more.
If you have any questions regarding the registration process, the event in general, or would like to invite our team to speak to your club/district leadership about the event please feel free to contact

Apply for a Grant to Support Education and Literacy!

September is Education and Literacy Month, an opportunity for Rotarians to focus our awareness of literacy and education needs in our own communities and internationally. BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) and Save the Children are pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support clubs' innovative approaches to early childhood education in rural America. Projects may support Kindergarten Readiness, 3rd Grade Reading proficiency, and/or 5th grade math proficiency. 
These grants offer Rotary Clubs an opportunity to apply to for funding of $5,000-$15,000 for community based initiatives that support early literacy and numeracy. Up to ten projects will be funded. Proposal applications are available 1 September are due 15 October, 2022.  
A webinar to review grant criteria and application process will be held on Thursday, 25 August at 4:00 PM (Eastern)   
Meeting ID: 964 7365 4758  
Passcode: 886014
The webinar will be recorded and made available on the website.  Click here to view a menu of options for early learning projects.
This is an excellent opportunity for Rotarians to receive support for their involvement in early education and literacy projects in their own communities.  BELRAG is pleased to partner with Save the Children on this initiative and appreciates their generosity in funding these grants for US based literacy projects.
I look forward to learning of how clubs in your district are engaged in Basic Education and Literacy and would welcome Rotarians from your district to become involved with BELRAG. Together, we will ensure that every child and adult has opportunity to lead productive, fulfilling lives as literate individuals. If you would like more information about BELRAG, our outreach and support for clubs and districts, please visit our website  or feel welcome to contact Carolyn Johnson, Yarmouth (Maine) Rotary, District 7780, Governor, 2013-14, 207-232-4667 (cell).

Expand the Reach of Rotary Through the District Billboard Campaign

Lamar Advertising is again offering all clubs in the District the opportunity to expand the reach of Rotary during the 2022-2023 Rotary Year through a club hosted DIGITAL Billboard for just $100!  To take advantage of this generous offer click here!  Special thanks is extended to Harrisburg Rotarian Andy Rebuck from Lamar Advertising, for leading this wonderful effort for our District!

Rotary Veterans Initiative BBQ Fundraiser

Please join us to support VETERANS at our Rotary Veterans Initiative (RVI) BBQ fundraiser at Rendezvous Run Farm (806 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, 17015) on Saturday, Sept 10th, from 4 to 10 p.m. 
Please see the flyer below for more event details. You can also register for tickets and/or sponsor this event at:
Your potential sponsorship (at any $$ level you decide) enables:
·         Catering by Redd’s Smokehouse BBQ
·         Live Music!
·         Videotaping of veterans and their loved ones sharing their stories of service and dreams for the future by TeamBrandt
·         Continued funding to help veterans succeed by supporting their education, training, and job search.
o   To date, RVI has helped 240 Central PA VETERANS with a total of $177,500
To discuss customization of your sponsorship, please call me at your convenience:  
o   Cell: 703-786-7181
o   Home office: 717-254-6448

Learn More About the 2022-2023 District 7390 Leadership Team! 

This Rotary Year we will be trying new ways to educate Rotarians and the communities in which we serve.  One of those ways is through a series of videos.  Our inaugural video features an assortment of District Leaders and our new mascot Francis the cat! Check out the video on the District You Tube Channel at Happy viewing and a BIG THANK YOU to all those who spend countless hours in support of our clubs throughout District 7390!

Mark Your Calendars for the following District 7390 Events!

  • Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Rotary Veterans Initiative BBQ Fundraiser, 4 PM – 7 PM. Register at  
  • Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Ride to Eradicate Polio – Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, Shippensburg Station – Registration is coming soon.  All registration fees will go toward the registrant’s Paul Harris points.
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, 8 AM – 4 PM – Rotary Leadership Institute, Central Penn College.  Registration is coming soon.
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022, Rotary Foundation Dinner, Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA.  Registration link pending.

Palmyra Pet Vaccination Clinic

Myerstown-ELCO Auction

Carlisle Golf Tournament

PolioPlus - The Last Mile

The Rotary Club of Hanover is inviting all Rotarians in District 7390 to a presentation by Michael McGovern, Chair of the International Polio Plus Committee at Rotary International and John Nanni, 2022 recipient of Rotary International Service Award for a Polio Free World. Together they will present “Polio Plus-The Last Mile’’. Join us Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 12:00 Noon (Markets of Hanover Ballroom, 1649 Broadway, Hanover). Please click here to register in advance! 

Rotary Club of West Shore Flags for Heroes is back! 


Click here to watch a video about Flags for Heroes!

For the third consecutive year, the RCWS is seeking flag sponsors for its Flags for Heroes fundraiser. Those driving along the Camp Hill Bypass can't miss this powerful and emotional display of gratitude for our veterans, first responders, educators, hospitality workers, friends, family, and anyone else you feel is worthy of recognition.
IMAGINE how special your honoree will feel knowing how appreciated they are!
The flags will be on display September 4-17, 2022, at the Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill. All are invited to the dedication ceremony which will be held at 11:00 am at the Hotel. 
Sponsorship information is available on the Flags for Heroes website, or email for more information.

York-East Golf Outing

Mechanicsburg-North Beer & Wine Fest

Join us for a great in-person event! Beer. Wine. Music. Food for purchase. Fundraising for local community needs. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Registration Information coming Soon! 

Lancaster-Sunrise Fall Fest

Upcoming Events
YE - Inbound Orientation
Christ Lutheran Church
Aug 27, 2022
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District Mentorship/Membership Committee
Aug 29, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
RLI Planning Meeting
Aug 31, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Zone Cruise in Bermuda
Sep 01, 2022 – Sep 06, 2022
Governor Line Meeting
Sep 06, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Veterans Initiative BBQ
Rendezvous Run Farm
Sep 10, 2022
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District Grant Committee Meeting
Sep 12, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Assistant Governor Meeting
Sep 13, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Meeting
Sep 13, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Women In Rotary
Sep 15, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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