Message from DG John May

I am honored to serve as your District Governor for the 2018/19 Rotary year. I look forward to working with you and being an inspiration through Rotary. 
Let's thank Immediate Past District Governor Una Martone for her leadership during the 2017-18 Rotary year. What an outstanding year it was!
Many of us recently returned from the International Convention in Toronto where we heard many inspirational speakers and met Rotarian friends from all over the globe.  A number of the keynote speakers’ presentations were recorded and are available by clicking here.  I encourage you to take time to watch the videos.  They are informative and inspirational.  One, which I found very interesting, was a presentation by Marie-Paule Attema, a Rotary Peace Scholar who was a young girl in Rwanda during the time of the genocide.  This is an example of Rotary Foundation dollars at work.
There was also an update on the eradication of polio from Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General World Health Organization.  He reported that last year there were 22 cases of polio in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  This year the work will continue in Nigeria and hopefully it will be the next country declared polio free.
In the closing session, Barry Raskin, 2018/19 RI President, said the beginning of everything in Rotary is INSPIRATION.  INSPIRATION to make the world a better place, to make the future better for our children and to give hope to those we will never meet. 
Each of us needs to be INSPIRED by what we can accomplish together and be the agent for change in our clubs, our communities and around the world.

Northern Lebanon has Successful 2017-18

Northern Lebanon Rotary Club President Melanie Ann Schaeffer M.F.A. handed over the gavel to incoming president Nigel Foundling.  As Melanie began her year as President, she announced that she would dedicate the 2017-18 Rotary year and our service to Charter member Ruth Deitz who served as an inspiration and role model to all.  Ruth exemplified “Service Above Self”.  We must ask ourselves if we took up the mantel.  As Melanie reviewed her year, she saw much the Northern Lebanon Rotary Club did to serve the Community and the world at large.

Southern York County 25th Annual Golf Outing

Rotary Means Business Hosted by York on July 26

The Rotary Club of York and the District 7390 Southern Tier RMB Steering Committee will host the seventh RMB networking event of the 2018 season and the 43rd in its history on Thursday, July 26 at the York Revolution Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA.  The event will run from 5:30 to 6:30 with dinner (cash bar) and the baseball game included thanks to the following sponsors: Bailey Coach, Exit Strategy Solutions, Kelly Payroll, Etzweiler Family Funeral Services, the York Revolution and the York County Economic Alliance.  The cost will be $15 per person for those who RSVP and will be $25 at the door for those who don’t.  Click here to RSVP Now!  If you want to bring your children, the cost will be $10 per child under age 12.  Contact Rebecca Hanlon of the Rotary Club of York at or call her at 717-405-7961 for more information.  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests and invite family of Rotary!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Harrisburg Keystone Rotarian of the Year

The Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club largely focuses on service projects in the Allison Hill, Steelton and Highspire areas, and we appreciate Marci’s history of leadership on our service committee in these efforts. During the 2017-2018 Rotary Year, Marci also was instrumental in organizing and carrying out a successful fundraiser to contribute to disaster relief in Puerto Rico. Our club is proud of our contributions to our local and global communities, which cannot be accomplished without the efforts of Rotarians like Marci who emulate Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” On behalf of the board, I am honored to name Marci Mowery Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year. ~Addeline Alaniz Edwards, outgoing president
Pictured L-R: Addeline Alaniz Edwards, outgoing president (left), and Marci Mongeau Mowery, Keystone's Rotarian of the Year

Where has Time Gone? 

Mount Joy’s Rotary Clock has been removed from its downtown location. Where did it go? Off to Lititz where watch and clockmaker Bob Desrochers is currently refurbishing it. The timepiece will be returned in good working order by the end of summer. Look for a special ceremony bringing this landmark back to the hub of Mount Joy.
Taking advantage of the clock’s temporary vacancy, the corner of Marietta Avenue and Main Street has been re-landscaped by the Rotarians who regularly meet at Bube’s Brewery on Thursday evening, the Club’s new alternate meeting site. Pictured above are Rotarians: Greg Sallade, Jack Garner, Dave Christian, Gary Ebersole (special guest), Cris Rhyner and Tim Melhorn.
While most of the funds for cleaning, repairing, and repainting the clock were raised this spring under the direction of Randy Wolgemuth, the Club needs an additional $2,500 to meet the refurbishment costs. 
To address the shortfall, the Rotary Club of Mount Joy will be offering hot, delicious fries, hot dogs and cold beverages at Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce’s Music in the Park events on July 29 and August 5.  Find the Fry Wagon at the corner of Delta and Marietta Avenue and help bring back the clock!
For more details and additional pictures, check out the Rotary’s Facebook page.  Interested in being a guest at either our Tuesday afternoon or Thursday meetings? Call Joanne Pinkerton at 717-653-5911

Mount Joy hosts Successful RMB on June 28

The Rotary Club of Mount Joy ably led by President Joanne Pinkerton hosted a wonderful RMB networking event on Thursday, June 28 at the Gathering Place, Caterers, Mount Joy, PA with 24 Rotarians and guests attending from the following 10 clubs: Carlisle, Colonial Park, Elizabethtown, Hanover, Harrisburg, Harrisburg Keystone, Hershey, Lancaster, Lancaster Penn Square, Mount Joy.  Event sponsors included District 7390 RMB (provided a dollar grant), Randy Wolgemuth of Koser Jewelers (provided the adult and soft beverages), and Joanne Pinkerton of The Gathering Place Caterers (provided the best spread of delicious foods ever).  All of these sponsors made possible a free event.  Thank you sponsors!  Another noteworthy aspect of the event was the number of young Rotarians or young about-to-be Rotarians that attended and made the event even more friendly and full of fun and fellowship.  Additionally, many great connections were made. 

Mount Joy RMB

Upcoming Events
Donegal Club Official Visit
Gus's Keystone Restaurant
Jul 24, 2018
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Means Business - Southern Tier
York Revolution
Jul 26, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Elizabethtown Official Visit
Jul 27, 2018
Southern York County Official Visit
Jul 27, 2018
Hanover Official Visity
Jul 31, 2018
New Oxford Official Visit
Jul 31, 2018
West York Official Visit
Jul 31, 2018
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Aug 04, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Aug 06, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
AG/AMC/AFC Meeting
Perkins Restaurant
Aug 07, 2018
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
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