Be The Inspiration

At the District Conference we had the pleasure to listening to the five finalists in the 4-Way Speech Contest and the winner of the 4-Way Essay Contest.  I have always been amazed at how the students weave the 4-Way Test into the topic of their presentation. 
We also witnessed the transition of the District Leadership for the 4-Way Speech Contest from PDG Ken Roberts to PDG Una Martone. 
On behalf of the District, I want to express our heartfelt appreciation to PDG Ken Roberts for shepherding this program for District 7390.  It was at the 2009/10 joint District Conference that we heard our partner district present the finalists for their 4-Way Speech Contest.  We were so impressed with the program that we decided to start it in our District.
Ken Roberts has provided the leadership and has been the driving force for the past nine years.  I would also like to express our appreciation to be Jeni Roberts for all that she has done for she has been Ken’s right arm throughout these years.  Ken and Jeni have the support of a dedicated group of Mid-Level Coordinators who are responsible for organizing the regional competition.  
Ken and Jeni, you truly embody Rotary’s Service Above Self.
Thanks go out to all of our clubs who sponsor the 4-Way Speech and Essay Contests.  For those clubs who currently don’t participate, I encourage you to consider offering this program in your local school district.
While I am talking about youth, I would like to give a shout out to this year’s Youth Exchange students.  They created cultural theme baskets that were raffled off at the District Conference and raised $1503 for the Youth Exchange program.  Thanks go out to the students and their counselors who prepared the baskets.

Congratulations to the following Rotarians who Received Awards at the District Conference

Congratulations to Gary Crissman (Rotary club of colonial park) on receiving the District 7390 Dogged Pursuit award for his passion for the District RYLA program. 
Congratulations to Past District Governor Hector Ortiz (Rotary Club of Harrisburg-Keystone) on receiving the District 7390 Outstanding Service Award. Hector was District Governor in 2013-14, served as District membership chair, PDG engagement chair and RLI chair. His dedication to Rotary and District 7390 is evident in all that he does!!
Congratulations to Past District Governor Dick Brown (Rotary Club of York) on receiving the District 7390 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dick has been a member of Rotary for 44 years. He was responsible for researching and establishing the Rotary District 7390 office and was instrumental in hiring both District Executive Secretaries. Dick served as District Rotary Foundation chair and consistently increased giving to the Foundation in his 8 year term and he's done much, much more!! Congratulations Dick!!!

2019-20 District Installation Dinner

Join us for the installation of the 2019-20 District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Club Presidents! 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wyndridge Farm (885 S. Pleasant Ave, Dallastown)

5:30 p.m. Cocktails & Hors D'Oeuvres

6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

Dinner will consist of slow cooked herbed roast of beef with dijon glaze and oven roasted salmon with grilled pineapple chutney. Both will be served on the same plate with creamy risotto and brussel sprouts.

Cost is $50 per person. 

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2019

Register Here TODAY!!!

Gettysburg Holds Lobster Dinner May 4

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg is holding its fourth annual Lobster Dinner on Saturday May 4 from 5 to 8 PM at the Gettysburg Fire Hall on North Stratton Street in Gettysburg.  Tickets are $45 each and are available through the club's website at  New this year is that the sponsor dollars collected are being used dollar for dollar to fund scholarships to be awarded in May of this year, 2019.  These extra dollars allow the club to award $7,500 in scholarships this year. In addition, all other funds raised through this event will benefit the club's Community Fund.

Hershey Fundraising Dinner & Auction - May 4

Please join us for our 51st annual charitable fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Hershey Lodge in support of donations to over twenty-five community organizations and others programs. This event starts at 5:00 PM registration, a cash bar and a silent auction with scores of donated items. Dinner starts at 6:30 which is followed by a live auction. Please contact Amy Norris at 717 520-5643 or for additional information.

Ride For Literacy Scheduled for May 11

Rotary Means Business - June 6

The Rotary Club of Harrisburg and the Northern Tier Steering Committee will host the 51st RMB event in Rotary District 7390's history and the fifth event of the 2019 RMB season on Thursday, June 6 at the Capital Blue Cross Retail Store, 4500 Marketplace Way, Enola, PA.  The event will begin at 5:30 and end at 7:30.  The cost of the event is FREE thanks to our major sponsor Capital Blue Cross and will feature great hors d'oeuvres and wine, beer and soft beverages.  RSVP now!!   
Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests and family of Rotary.

Rotary Club of York takes part in Give Local York

Join Rotary Club of York by participating in Give Local York on May 3rd and inspire the innovators of tomorrow!  York Rotary has partnered with the York Academy and is raising funds to equip the Academy’s STEM Program with chemistry, physics, biology and robotics equipment.  Founded in 2011, the York Academy is the most diverse school in our community, with 63% of its students coming from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the City of York and surrounding communities.  STEM is a critical component of the International Baccalaureate curriculum offered at the York Academy.  Success in these courses will translate to receiving college credits and scholarships and put students on the path to college careers rewarding them with promising futures in the STEM workforce.  Good for these students AND good for our local businesses.
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The Rotaract Club of Lancaster welcomes Members of the

AFH’S Access Connect Empower Mentoring Program
The Rotaract Club of Lancaster met with students that are part of AFH’s Access Connect Empower (ACE) Mentoring program. The ACE Mentoring Program works with high school and college students of refugee and immigrant families in Lancaster, PA to support them in achieving their vision of success after they complete high school. The program links these students with college student coaches and with expertise in the community in order to provide ongoing training and support in academic, leadership and life skills.

Rotaract is an organization of young adults (between the age of 18 and 30) of different professional and educational backgrounds that is defined neither by religious nor political motives. Rotaract is one of the largest youth organizations in the world with around 175000 members in about 7500 clubs in 156 countries of the world. The Rotaract Club of Lancaster meets at F & M College in Lancaster, PA. They are Sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Lancaster Sunrise and The Rotary Club of Lancaster.

York Club Plants Trees

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, sixteen trees were planted in York City by the Preserve Planet Earth Committee, members of the Rotary Club of York, PA, family, friends, and cadets from the William Penn JROTC unit.  The trees included a variety of species ranging from Sunset Maple, Linden, Black Gum, Lilac, and Hornbeam Trees.  The planting teams removed stumps, rocks, bricks and concrete in existing tree wells to plant these trees in the areas of George Street, West Market Street, West Princess Street, East Prospect Street, and Williams Park. Special thinks to Rotarian Brian Mummert of W S  Landscape Services who procured the trees, provided the mulch and put in a full day delivering, planting and cleaning up.  Also, thanks to J T Hand and the York Water Company for the delivery of water for all the trees. 

Harrisburg Club Sorts Jewelry for Goodwill

More than 40 Rotary Club of Harrisburg members engaged in fellowship with a unique service project to sort donated jewelry at the Goodwill Keystone regional headquarters in Harrisburg. 
HRC President Rebuck says, “Kudos to John McHenry, Goodwill Keystone’s President and his entire staff for hosting a wonderful and impactful meeting.”  Tours were conducted of the facility demonstrating the multitude of services provided.
According to McHenry donor contributions of unwanted jewelry can range from inexpensive costume jewelry up to items of finer jewelry.  While much of the donated jewelry is offered for sale at the retail outlets of the organization within the Keystone service area, more valuable items are displayed at silent acutions at Goodwill events.
Retired jeweler Barry Landis, who is also a Goodwill board member, evaluates the finer items to suggest retail pricing.  RCH member Marion Alexander is also on the Goodwill board.

Gettysburg Cleans up Litter

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg cleaned up litter along a two mile section of Rt 30 on Saturday, April 13.  The club has been cleaning this section of roadway for over 20 years with two cleanup events held each year.  Joining the Rotarians this time was Gettysburg College Senior Edith Tea.  Edith is a native of the Ivory Coast and has been selected by the District for a two year District Global Grants Scholarship.  She will be doing graduate work in environmental issues in the Netherlands.


Rotarian Partners with Club in Tortola to Restore Park

Interact Club Presents Check to The Rotary Foundation

Officers of the Dallastown Area High School Rotary Interact Club recently visited the club and presented a $170.00 check to be used by the Rotary Foundation in the area of Women and Children.
Pictured from left to right are Club members Vernon Tyson, George Flickinger and Joellen Hynson. Interact officers Hanna Lancaster, President, Taylor Edwards, Vice President, and Emily Dias, Secretary and Club Advisor Kathryn Fiocchi. 

Littlestown Volunteers at Ruth's Harvest

Many of us take for granted that there will be food on the table every day; however, one out of every five PA households with children struggle with food insecurity. None of us likes to think that children go to bed hungry in the midst of Adams County’s agricultural abundance, but far too many children depend on free or reduced-price school lunches and breakfasts for nutrition. When those meals are not available, these children can go hungry.
Ruth’s Harvest Littlestown is a supplemental food backpack program for elementary children in the Littlestown Area School District. The program, funded entirely by donations, is offered to children in grades K through 5 who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Backpacks or plastic bags are packed and sent home each Friday with individual serving sized, shelf-stable breakfast and lunch items; fresh items are offered when available. The program is actually twofold: it meets the needs of children who are food-insecure each weekend and it offers items that are microwavable so that even children can prepare the meals.
This year, RH Littlestown serves 142 children each and every weekend and for all extended holiday breaks. In our fourth year, RH Littlestown will provide meals for approximately 96 days during this school year. So how does that add up? Last year, we supplied approximately 13,200 breakfast items, 13,200 lunch items, at least 20,000 fruits and vegetable servings, plus over 25,000 snacks and treats. That adds up to approximately 72,000 food items that went home with Littlestown students last school year. We also give away non-food items such as notebooks and pencils, winter gloves, chap stick, and Kleenex.   
Ruth’s Harvest is 100% volunteer-operated. Local churches and service organizations such as Rotary come to organize and pack bags each week. The program’s success rests on their generous help.
Upcoming Events
Youth Exchange Annapolis Trip
Apr 28, 2019
AG/AMC/AFC Meeting
Perkins Restaurant
Apr 30, 2019
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
May 06, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Teacher Impact Awards
May 28, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Jun 01, 2019 – Jun 05, 2019
YE - Farewell & Recognition Banquet
Country Club of York
Jun 02, 2019
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotary Means Business - Northern Tier
Capital Blue Cross Retail Store
Jun 06, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Messiah College
Jun 09, 2019 1:00 PM –
Jun 13, 2019 9:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Jun 10, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Russell Hampton
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