Rotary Reporter

Welcome 2023-2024 Club Presidents! 

Last weekend President Elects from clubs throughout our District gathered in King of Prussia, PA to take part in a four district Mid-Atlantic PETS Seminar which prepares incoming Presidents to lead their clubs in the new Rotary year!  Our district had the great fortune of having a private session with incoming Rotary International President Gordan McInally.  Our District is in great hands with the leadership of our clubs and the leadership of our District with 2023-2024 DG Fred Gellert!  Special thanks to PDG Hector Ortiz and PDG Una Martone for providing leadership to the MAPETS committee which pulled together a very inspiring MAPETS 2023!

District Conference News!

Our District Conference is being held Saturday, April 1st at Central Penn College. It will be a low-cost, family friendly event with something for everyone regardless of age!

Rotary Zone featuring sessions that speak to Rotary’s Areas of focus including the Environment, Human Trafficking, Literacy, and TWO Rotary Peace Fellows who will do presentations on the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program and its personal impact on their lives.  Our District 7390 Four Way Speech and Essay Contest will return with its annual competition featuring amazing presentations and essays from local high school students.  The day will end with an evening reception, dinner, and awards.
Costs are LOW! Full Day:$90.00/ Dinner alone $40.00/ Conference alone $50.00

NEW MEMBER DISCOUNT: Full day including all meals and dinner:$25.00 if you joined on or after 7/1/22!!

Rotary Kid Zone featuring Lower Allen Township Ambulance, East Pennsboro Township Fire Truck, and Child Safety Seat Checks hosted by American Trauma Society – PA Division.  (Time: 9 AM – 1 PM).  Although not required, sign ups for safety seat checks will get you priority status.  Sign up here!
STOP THE BLEED© Zone featuring FREE bleeding control training sessions from Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Holy Spirit Medical Center, and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. 
Pre-registration is required with a cap of 50 participants per session. Sessions will be at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM. Click here to register! The first 40 registrants will get a free bleeding control kit! Learn more about STOP THE BLEED© at
Exhibitor Zone featuring community nonprofits, District Programs, and Club Displays. Each exhibitor will be given a six-foot table. Complete a registration form to be considered for a display!  Preference will be given to organizations that highlight a service that is included in Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus. There will be no fee.
Sponsorships – We welcome sponsors to help offset conference costs. Click here to become a sponsor today!!

Turkey and Syria Earthquake Relief

The following actions have been taken by The Rotary Foundation to support relief efforts in Turkey and Syria:
  • The lead story on and now includes a message about the new Turkey/Syria Disaster Response Fund (a.k.a. the repurposing of the general disaster response fund.)
  • The online giving platform was updated to provide an option for the Turkey/Syria Disaster Response Fund.
  • A video from RIP Jennifer Jones has been shared on social media.  Donating to the Turkey/Syria Disaster Response Fund is the call to action.  The video can be viewed on Face Book, Twitter and Instagram.
Rotary is in regular contact with partners such as ShelterBox.  For example, District Governors and District Rotary Disaster Committee members from the three Rotary districts in Turkey are providing ShelterBox support and invaluable situational awareness.  Rotary members have been trucking blankets, food, and medicines to affected areas across all affected regions of Turkey working with ShelterBox.  To Donate to ShelterBox go to:

"Hop on the Bus" Arrives in Liberia!

For those of you who have not already heard the wonderful news, we wanted to let you know that the bus has finally arrived in Liberia, and it’s already turning heads!
Once again, we can’t begin to express our gratitude to ALL of you who donated individually or were sponsor clubs on this project. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but we KNOW it takes a global village to raise enough funds to buy a bus and a very supportive district to run a project this large.
It’s so exciting to see the four-year fundraising portion of the project end and to watch as the next phase of the project begins. Soon students will be riding the VERY FIRST school bus in Liberia on their way to classes. That’s when our “Hop on the Bus” project really will become “Hope on the Bus” as it makes basic education more accessible and possible for Liberian students.
Thank you so much for your support in this project, and please pass on this wonderful news to your clubs.

2023 RYLA Registration NOW OPEN! 

RYLA registration is NOW OPEN! 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary District 7390 (South Central PA) where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. The Conference will be held June 11-15, 2023 at Messiah University. The 2023 Conference will be the 61st RYLA in Rotary District 7390.

Students must be between their Junior and Senior year in high school to attend. Approximately 120 High School youth attend annually. The schedule includes various speakers, career seminars, team building activities, a conference band and chorus and much, much more! The application deadline is April 14, 2023. 

Learn more about RYLA today! 

Colonial Park Hosts Nashville Songwriter Aaron Barker

Get your tickets today! Nashville songwriter Aaron Barker will be putting on a concert after a Dogfish Head beer/food pairing dinner.  4 course dinner paired with 4 Dogfish Head beers!

Seats sell fast! Proceeds go to Colonial Park Rotary local scholarships to local high schools & community giving. 

Reserve your seats now by mailing a check to:

Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation
P.O. Box 126213
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Attn: Crystal Hartz

For more information or VIP tables, contact Crystal Hartz @ 717-443-3998 or

Capital City Cornhole - March 25

Glory!    Honor!    Rotary Bling!

What’s not to love?

So, come and join the Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club on Saturday, March 25 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Appalachian Brewing Company-Harrisburg for a fun afternoon of Cornhole, Beer, and Rotary Fellowship.
You’ll get the chance to compete to take the title and trophy away from our District Governor and become this year’s District 7390 “Rotary Cornhole Champion.”
In addition to taking back these bragging rights to your club for an entire year, we also have regular prizes of up to $320 in cash cards for the overall winning teams and other prizes raffled off throughout the day.
This year, we’re doing a round robin tournament that guarantees 4 games to each team. The top 16 teams from the round robin tournament will then compete in a final single-elimination bracket to win the top prizes.
All tickets also include a buffet and one complimentary beverage per person, and you can continue to enjoy your favorite ABC brews at the cash bar throughout the event.
Registration cost:
  •  $80 for a 2-member team (includes guaranteed 4 games; 2 drink tickets and buffet)
  •  $25 per person for a Spectator Ticket (includes entrance, 1 drink ticket, and buffet)
Hang out with fellow Rotarians, make new friends, and raise money for service projects all at the same time!
Learn more and grab your ticket before they're gone at We look forward to seeing you there!
Capital City Cornhole Classic Sponsorship Information
Title Sponsor Benefits –$600
  • Website presence and Company logo on billboard tournament advertisement
  • Announcement and opportunity to address the crowd at event
  • Banner at event, if provided by sponsor
  • Logos on Tournament management website and screens at the event
  • Team entry
  • Guest tickets – 4
Bracket Sponsor Benefits –$300
  • Website presence
  • Announcement at event
  • Logos on Tournament management website and screens at the event
  • Name on Bracket
  • Team entry
  • Guest tickets - 2
Board Sponsor Benefits –$200
  • Website presence     
  • Name at the board     
  • Team entry
  • Guest tickets – 2
Please return this form along with check made payable to “Harrisburg Keystone” to:
Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club
Attn: Joe Hoover
Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg PA 17101

Sponsor Company:____________________________________________________________________________________________
Contact Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________________

For questions and to provide your .jpg logo for marketing presence, please contact us at

New Holland Hosts Rotary Rocks Benefit Concert




2023 Panther Prowl Rotary 5K Run for Education and the Fun Run

This year we will be partnering with the East Pennsboro Education Foundation and the East Pennsboro High School Track team in an event called Panther Prowl which also includes a One Mile Color Fun Run for Kids.  We hope to grow this event by getting food trucks, entertainment/music and additional children’s activities.  Make it into a real spring community festival!
All proceeds from the 5K Run for Education will be used for scholarships for deserving seniors at  Cumberland Valley, Cumberland Perry Area CTC and East Pennsboro High Schools
  • Where: East Pennsboro High School Track, 425 Shady Lane, Enola
  • When: In person registration begins at 11am, the 5K Run for Education is at noon and the One Mile Color Fun Run at 1pm on April 30th (Sunday)
  • Medals will be given for best times by sex and age group at the both 5K Run and One Mile Color Fun Run.  We will also give out a monetary gift for the overall male and female winners.  

York-East Participates in STEAM Camp!

In January of 2023, members of the York-East Rotary Club had the opportunity to participate in the education-based STEAM Camp that’s offered as part of the Crispus Attucks Rising Star program. The program supports underprivileged youth ages 5 to 18, by helping them to achieve academic success. The members helped the children with skills needed to utilize robotics, coding principles and increase competency.
The York-East Rotary Club has awarded $2,500 plus $2,500 in a matching Rotary District grant money to this worthy local organization. Our club looks forward to projects like this because it is such a great feeling to give and learn how our financial support is being used within our community.
Thank you to everyone that donated their time to this organization. Without you we would not be able to provide these organizations with the funding that they need to make York a better place to live.
Club members in photos: Kris Pollick, Greg Kern, Morris Hooper and Jim Walters

Hanover Rotary teaches Junior Achievement Lessions

Hanover Rotarian, Ralph Jodice, taught the Junior Achievement Our Nation program to Sherry Chroniger’s 5th grade class at St. Teresa of Calcutta. JA Our Nation consists of five lessons designed to teach students about the free market economy, entrepreneurship, careers, getting and keeping the job, and the global economy.   

Clubrunner Training - March 24 & 26

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023

Join the Clubrunner staff on Friday March 24, 2023 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. for an overview of Clubrunner Essentials. The training will provide an overview of CR essentials, but not show all of the features in each module completely. This CR Essentials training on March 24th, will be a general overview on;

  • Logging in
  • What are/how to assign Access Levels
  • Sending emails
  • Updating Club Information
  • Reviewing RI Integration settings
  • Managing members & contacts
  • Create events
  • Where to go to update the website
  • Upload documents
  • Download reports
  • 15 min. Q & A

Pre-registration is required. Once you register for the training, you will receive the meeting link directly from Zoom. 


SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023

Join a Clubrunner staff member for in-depth Clubrunner training on Sunday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The two-hour "hands-on" training will be split into two parts: 

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  • Membership
  • Attendance
  • Dues & Billing
  • 15 min. Q & A

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Events
  • Volunteers
  • Website Live Designer
  • 15 min. Q & A

Pre-registration for this training is required. Please use the link to your left to register for the Zoom training. Once you register, you will receive an email from Zoom that will include a link to the meeting on March 26. 

Preparing for a new role in your club? Check out the Rotary Learning Center! 

As we head into the 2nd half of the Rotary year, clubs everywhere are lining up their leadership for the new Rotary year including club officers and committee chairs.  Whether you are a veteran leader or a new one, the new and updated Rotary Learning Center has all the resources you need to help you understand best practices.  Click here to check out the new course catalog!
Upcoming Events
District Grant Committee Meeting
Mar 06, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
2023-2024 District Leadership Team Dinner
Buhrig's Gathering Place
Mar 06, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
D7390 Environmental Committee Meeting
Mar 08, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Governor Line Meeting
Mar 09, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Youth Exchange Outbound Training
Tenny Group Properties
Mar 11, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Youth Exchange Outbound Training
Mar 11, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Assistant Governor Meeting
Mar 21, 2023
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Meeting
Mar 21, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Governor Line Meeting
Mar 23, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clubrunner Essentials Training
Mar 24, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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