Would you like to be District Governor? 

Every club has an outstanding leader who could be a potential District Governor. Is that person you? Are you a good leader, interested, involved, give financially to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation and helpful to other members? 
The District Governor is the officer of RI in the District, functioning under the general control and supervision of the RI Board. The Governor has responsibility for organizing new Clubs; strengthening existing Clubs; promoting membership growth; supporting The Rotary Foundation; planning and presiding at the District Conference, PETS and District Training Assembly; issuing a monthly newsletter; focusing attention on important Rotary issues; motivating Rotarians to participate in service activities; recognizing the outstanding contributions of Rotarians in the District; and many other responsibilities. The candidate should be aware of the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of a District Governor and must demonstrate willingness, commitment and ability (physically and otherwise) to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of Governor.

Qualifications for a District Governor are specified in detail in the Bylaws of Rotary International as published in the Rotary Manual of Procedure. These qualifications should be studied carefully before you decide to become a candidate. Interviews for the 2021-22 District Governor will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Byrnes Health Education Center in York.

Rotary Global Grants Scholarship

Rotary Global Grants Scholarships fund graduate students who are interested in studying abroad in one of the six Areas of Focus for Rotary. Candidates must live in or attend college in District 7390, which encompasses Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.
Scholarship highlights…
  • Graduate studies abroad
  • Plan to pursue career in field of study
  • 1 to 2 year scholarship
  • Minimum of $30,000 per year
  • Must be proficient in language of country
Based on…
  • Academic merit
  • Studying a Rotary Area of Focus
  • Residence in or attendance at a college in District 7390
Rotary’s Areas of Focus are…
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development.
The deadline to apply for a Global Grant Scholarship is January 12, 2019. The interviews will be held February 16, 2019 and applicants MUST be available for the interviews on that date. Successful applicants can begin their studies as early as the fall of 2019.

For more information, click here!  

Rotary contact: Edward A Hauck, District 7390 Global Grants Scholarship Committee at or (717) 393-9721.

Disaster Response Update - Hurricane Damage - New Bern North Carolina

District 7390 Disaster Relief Committee is supporting hurricane relief in New Bern, North Carolina through financial support and a volunteer work crew.
  • Tax deductible donations can be sent to Carlisle Rotary Foundation with a notation for ‘FCDR, New Bern N.C.’ Send your donation to Carlisle Rotary Club Foundation, PO Box 301, Carlisle PA 17013. Donations will be accepted through January 15, 2019. Donations will be sent to Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders, a 501C3 non-profit, who has made a commitment to assist the people of North Carolina rebuild their homes. The donations will be used for materials and supplies as volunteer crews rebuild the homes of qualified home owners.
  • A Rotary volunteer work crew will be traveling to New Bern N.C. for the week of Sunday July 14 – Saturday July 20 to work with Full Center Disaster Rebuilders. Rotarian John Bailey, Bailey Coach, is providing – free of charge - his Rotary bus to transport the volunteers to New Bern and to/from the work site daily. Would you like to volunteer? No previous skills required, home repair experience helpful. Experienced Crew Chiefs Rotarian Phil Lehman and Chris Erickson will be leading the week. Volunteer housing will be at Cornerstone Church, cost is $100.00 pp for weekly accommodations/meals. Minimum age 18. Open to Rotarians and non-Rotarians. Mark your calendar. More information to follow as we get closer to the date.
Forest Fire damage – Paradise California
Rotary Club of Paradise California is collecting tax deductible donations. Donations will provide gift cards to fire victims and first responders. Send donations directly to Paradise Rotary Foundation, c/o Scheer Memorial Chapel, 2410 Foothill Blvd, Oroville CA 95966.
Here in D7390 we gathered around the Thanksgiving table to give thanks for all of our blessings --  including the ability to live in this beautiful, safe section of our country. Hurricanes, major flooding, forest fires do not haunt us; we are surely blessed. And now we move on to the Christmas season, unscathed by concerns about where to live and how to rebuild. Can we share some of our good fortune with fellow countrymen not so fortunate? Make your donation today.
District 7390 Disaster Relief Committee:
Bill Harkey, Carlisle Rotary,, 717-418-1141
Peg Sennett, Hanover Rotary,, 717-630-8281
Randy Sibert, Colonial Park Rotary,, 717-576-6115

Youth Exchange Summer Exchange Program

In a Summer Cultural Exchange, students spend three to six weeks in their host country visiting with another family and seeing another part of the world. The Short-term Exchange Program arranges for the student's family to host a matching student from another country in return.  This program provides an excellent opportunity to experience a new culture in a brief period of time. Like the long-term exchange, the short-term exchange requires a sponsoring Rotary Club in each country, and students are selected on the basis of a written application and interview process.
Parents should be prepared to cover the cost of travel, health insurance and a few other costs for the STEP student. Candidates should complete an application and submit it their sponsoring Rotary Club. Remember - all applications MUST BE TYPED and signatures on the application MUST be in BLUE INK. The sponsoring Rotary Club will hold an interview and, if appropriate, send the student to the District Interviews/training session on January 26, 2019.
You can find more information regarding the Summer Exchange Program, please click here! 

Gettysburg sponsors families for Christmas

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg is taking part again this year in the Gettysburg Community Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Adams County United Way. The breakfast will be held on December 1 and serves over 700 local people.  The Rotary Club of Gettysburg is one of the sponsors and this year is sponsoring low income families so they can attend the event.  Families from the local homeless shelter and the local shelter for abused family members are being sponsored by Rotary.

Bailey Trailways creates polio awareness with new Van Hool CX45


A supporter of Rotary and the efforts to end polio, York, Pennsylvania-based Bailey Trailways is creating awareness by dedicating themed graphics on its new 2018 Van Hool CX45. Since 1985, Rotary has contributed nearly $1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to the protection of more than two billion children in 122 countries. The disease remains endemic in three countries including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Other countries remain at risk for imported cases.

Polio is a highly infectious disease that causes paralysis and is sometimes fatal. As there is no cure, the best protection is prevention. For as little as 60-cents-worth of vaccine, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. After an international investment of more than $9 billion, and the successful engagement of over 200 countries and 20 million volunteers, polio could be the first human disease of the 21st century to be eradicated.
To help create awareness of this need, John Bailey, President of Bailey Coach and a Hanover Rotarian, created a Rotary Coach with his newest Van Hool CX45 coach that he took delivery of this year from ABC Companies, the exclusive distributor of Van Hool coaches in the U.S. Bailey has also donated four weeks use of this coach to do humanitarian work in the eastern U.S. with Rotarians assisting in the efforts.

The coach has been showcased at several events including the Hanover, Pennsylvania Rotary Club luncheon event in October with special guest speaker, John Nanni, a 64-year polio survivor and Rotarian. Nanni, who chairs the Delaware district 7630 Rotary spoke of his experience to continue efforts of building awareness that this disease remains an endemic throughout the world.  
Bailey Trailways is no stranger to designing theme coaches or sharing its resources for charity. Bailey themed his first to honor the military and dedicated it to his father, WWII veteran, Captain J. Bailey. They have also themed coaches for York County Visitors Bureau, Rotary Club and one for Gold Star Families. The company believes highly in giving back to the community and to those in need. They operate an annual veterans trip where they transport 425-plus veterans on eight coaches to Gettysburg for a museum and tour experience as well as to participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Eternal Light Peace Memorial. They also played a very active role in hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida in which they sent nearly one million pounds of supplies that they collected.  

Mother & Daughter Receive Paul Harris Awards

The Paul Harris Society designation was recently bestowed upon two members of the Colonial Park Rotary Club. The Paul Harris Society designation is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The award is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary International in 1905.
The membership of the Colonial Park Rotary Club are very proud to award this special honor to Genevieve Peters and her daughter Marianne Flickinger. Genevieve is the widow of and Marianne is the daughter of William H. Peters, Jr. who was a charter member and the first president of the Colonial Park Rotary Club when it was started back in 1951.    

Lancaster Will Host RMB on December 12

The Rotary Club of Lancaster will host the 47th RMB networking event in the history of RMB in Rotary District 7390 and the 11th event of the 2018 RMB season at EZ Marketing, 111 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The event will be FREE thanks to the following event sponsors: EZ Marketing, Renovations by Garman, Anonymous, Lee Horn – Edward Jones, and DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc and will include tasty hors d’oeuvres and wine, beer and soft beverages. RSVP NOW!
Make many great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests and family of Rotary!

Thanks to our sponsors!

Upcoming Events
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Dec 03, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Means Business - Eastern Tier
EZ Marketing
Dec 12, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Club Suggestions for DGN 2021-22 Due
Dec 14, 2018
Youth Exchange Tri-Annual Meeting
Jan 06, 2019
Youth Exchange Holiday Party
York County 4H Center
Jan 06, 2019
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Jan 07, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
DGN 2021-22 Interviews
Byrnes Health Education Center
Jan 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Youth Exchange Summer Exchange Apps Due
Jan 11, 2019
International Assembly
Jan 12, 2019 – Jan 19, 2019
Global Grant Scholarship Applications Due
Jan 12, 2019
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
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