On December 10, 2020 Governor Tom Wolfe announced temporary Protective Mitigation measures in an attempt to halt increasing community spread of COVID-19 which is severely impacting the capacity of hospitals to treat patients.  Positivity rates in PA are now at 40% and 5,850 patients are currently hospitalized due to the virus alone.  This past week close to 1,100 new deaths from COVID-19 were reported across Pennsylvania which is the highest mortality rate to date from the virus. The measures outlined in his news release and summarized in the graphic below, will be effective 12/12/20 through 1/4/21. As Rotarians focused on Disease Eradication it is vital that we heed the call of our local officials in supporting mitigation efforts in whatever way possible. We ask that all Rotary Clubs cease in-person meetings during this 3 week period, and if applicable, any gatherings that fall within the categories of the outlined mitigation plan.  To view a special message from District Governor John Anthony on this topic please go to:  Thank you for all of your support in serving the community in this very special way.

DG VLOG with Meg & Duke from Harrisburg-Keystone

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In Memory of PDG John Judson

Dr. John P. Judson passed away peacefully on November 29, 2020 at Harrisburg Hospital. John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Marie, and their 5 children, Ruth Judson of Arlington, VA, Andrea Judson of Baltimore, MD, Sarah Salkeld (Brett) of Severna Park, MD, Therese Karl (John) of Rye, NY, and Chris Judson of Winnipeg, Canada; 6 beloved grandchildren, Chloe, John Vincent, Leah, Sophia, Owen, and Nate; his siblings Joyce Hartzell of Vancouver, WA, Mary Hutton of Kennesaw, GA, Michael Judson of Isle of Palms, SC, Margaret Easton of Sandpoint, ID, and Patricia Riehm of Athens, GA; and many extended family members. He was born July 14, 1939 in Washington DC, the son of the late John Hobart Judson and Joyce Duffield. He married Ann Marie Uhl on June 20, 1964; she has often described their long marriage as a loving partnership. John was educated at Villanova University, Georgetown University Medical School, did his surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, and later a cardiothoracic surgical residency in Salt Lake City, UT. John's passion for medicine as a general and cardiothoracic surgeon included work in Blacksburg, VA; the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX; Benton Harbor, MI; and Harrisburg, PA. For over 50 years John volunteered at Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, serving as the Medical Director from 1997-1999 along with Ann Marie. He was an avid pilot, volunteering to transport patients through Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic. His long-time involvement in Rotary included roles as President of the Harrisburg Club, District Governor, and Rotary International grant efforts. Those who knew John will remember him as a man who deeply loved his family and had a tireless commitment to medicine and his patients. As one who pursued life with integrity and passion, he was always there with a listening ear and readiness to help others. He cherished his relationships and stayed connected to friends and family near and far. A Celebration of Life for John is planned for July 14, 2021 at 7pm at Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA. In the spirit of John's life of service, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to: Hopital Albert Schweitzer; Market Square Presbyterian Church; Harrisburg Rotary Foundation (for Peace Garden or Haiti Projects); Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania

Four Way Test Speech Contest


District 7390 will support a virtual Four Way Test Speech Contest in 2020/2021.  Students who have already competed in a club level contest are welcome to register for the Virtual Mid Levels.  Upon registration, students will be assigned to one of the four Virtual Mid Levels in an equitable process that will ensure fair numbers and diversity across the board.  The finale will be facilitated virtually in conjunction with the District Conference between April 30-May 2, 2021.  Details are still in progress with the District Conference Planning Committee.  All new materials are uploaded to the district website at this link.
New this year, students will be asked to deliver their speeches in the framework of “Life in the Pandemic.” This can include, but is not limited to actual experiences in their life; their observations of reactions & responses during the pandemic; school during the pandemic; physical distancing and safety measures; and expectations about the “new normal.”
It's hard not to wonder what PDG Ken Roberts would have done with the Four Way Test Speech Contest in this unusual year!  Hopefully, this direction would do him proud.  His legacy continues through this important program. 

2020-2021 Four Way Test Essay Contest

As the new year approaches, the Rotary District 7390 4-Way Test ESSAY Contest deadlines approach.  Hopefully you have planned or are in the process of planning your club’s contest for this year.  We have a fresh, new essay prompt that we hope will be timely and thought provoking  to the students:  Is it the Truth? – How I Define What is True in My Life
The contest is open to 9th grade high school students.  Submissions by your club to the 2020-21 District 7390 contest are due March 5, 2021.  Contest rules, critical dates, and information for both Rotarians and Students are available at the District 7390 Website. Any questions or requests for further information can be directed to project chair, Steven Grubb, at     

Join our team: Rotary Club of York Executive Director!

Rotary Club of York is hiring a new Executive Director to provide staff leadership to the 24th largest Rotary Club in the world!  We are looking for a goal-oriented self-starter with an entrepreneurial approach to help drive the future of Rotary Club of York and our Charitable Endowment Fund.  Click here for the full job description and application instructions.

Psssst…District 7390 Clubs…I got $500 for ya’!

If your club would like to do a District Grant but doesn’t have a project yet, well, have I got a solution for you!
“Hop on the Bus” with the Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club to partner on a District Grant that will purchase a school bus for the children and greater community of Monrovia, Liberia in Africa. In addition to the safety and educational benefits this bus will provide for Liberian students, it will also assist the community with transportation, provide jobs for women, and continue the efforts of youth empowerment in Liberia. To learn more about the need and benefits of this project, you can watch our “Hop on the Bus” video.
To make this project a reality, our club is partnering with YesLiberia, a local non-profit that is spearheading the effort, and several Liberian non-profits, including YMCA Liberia, Educate the Future Liberia, the Rotary Club of Sinkor, and the Rotaract Club of Monrovia. And you can join our “Hop on the Bus” project too!
Our goal is to optimize the District Grant by partnering with as many District 7390 Clubs as possible to reach the $12,500 maximum goal. To sweeten the pot, we are offering up to $500 of matching funds for any of your clubs that are ready to Hop on the Bus!  Step right up, Ladies and Gentlemen. Everyone’s a winner on this Rotary project!
We are very excited about this project and would like to talk with you more about it. We would be available to answer any questions individually or to do a presentation for your club to provide more details. Please contact Meg Ramey and Duke Adams for more information.
Dr. Meg Ramey;, 717.571.5770
Duke Adams;, 484.524.5561
Council on Legislation
Rotary International must receive proposed enactments, including confirmation of the district’s endorsement from the governor, by 31 December 2020. If you would like to propose any new enactments to the COL, please send that information to the District office by December 20, 2020. To help you and your district prepare legislation, we have updated the How to Propose Enactments and Resolutions course in Rotary’s Learning Center. You can also read about submission requirements in our How to Propose Enactments guide. If you have any questions about the Councils, please email

Council on Resolutions

The Council on Resolutions of Rotary International met online from 15 October to 15 November 2020. In accordance with section 9.150.1. of the RI Bylaws, I am issuing this report on the actions taken by the Council. 30 resolutions and one enactment were transmitted to the Council. The Council adopted 11 resolutions and the enactment. Of the resolutions, nine were recommendations to the RI Board and two were recommendations to The Rotary Foundation Trustees. The Board and the Trustees will consider the resolutions at their upcoming meetings. The enactment will take effect in one month. At the end of this report is an Opposition to Legislation Report Form. In accordance with section of the RI Bylaws, any club may use this form to record its opposition to the adopted enactment only. Oppositions may not be submitted on resolutions. Completed forms must reach Council Services by 23 December 2020. Please note that a club should complete and return the form at the end of this report only if it wishes to oppose the adoption of enactment 20E-01. If a club does not wish to oppose the action of the 2020 Council on Resolutions, no action is required. While it is rare, if the required number of votes in opposition are filed regarding the enactment, the item will be considered suspended. A ballot of all Rotary clubs will then be conducted according to the provisions of section 9.150. of the RI Bylaws. Based on the results of the ballot, the suspended item will either be nullified or reinstated. Should you have any questions about the Council on Resolutions or the adopted items, please contact Council Services at The deadline for submitting resolutions to the next Council on Resolutions is 30 June 2021.

Sarah Christensen Supervisor, Council Services Rotary InternaƟonal
Hector OrƟz COL RepresentaƟve 2020-2023 (D7390)
Upcoming Events
Club Suggestions for DGN 2023-2024 Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Dec 11, 2020
Nominations for DG 2023-2024 Due
District Office
Dec 11, 2020
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
District Development - Grant Training Part 2
Dec 14, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
YE Outbound 2021-2022 Applications Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Jan 04, 2021
Grant Committee Meeting
Jan 04, 2021
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
DGN 2023-2024 Interviews
Jan 11, 2021
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Leadership Meeting
Jan 12, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Symposium - Life Under Water
Jan 14, 2021 – Jan 16, 2021
YE STEP (Short-Term Exchange) Apps Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Jan 15, 2021
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
YE 2021-2022 Compatibility Weekend
Jan 16, 2021 – Jan 17, 2021
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