A Message from DG Una Martone
Greetings Fellow Rotarians ~
As the devastation continues to grow in the Houston area, so does the outpouring of support and an increasing desire to help.  It’s so hard to sit back and watch the suffering,  especially for Rotarians who are naturally inclined to help. With emergency responders and groups like the American Red Cross and many faith-based groups already on the ground, the District 7390 approach for the short term is to send financial support along with our continued prayers.  To that end, one of our generous local Rotarians has already offered up a $5,000 match for district-wide donations.  I think we can even exceed that! 
If your club or individual members would like to send tax-deductible donations and help us double the $5,000 in relief support, please send checks made payable to the Carlisle Rotary Club Foundation in the mail to Carlisle Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 301, Carlisle, PA 17013.  Please send by Saturday, September 30.
Each gift will be receipted by the Carlisle Rotary Club Foundation.  One collective donation on behalf of District 7390 will be sent to our sister districts in Texas.  We are currently working with District 5840 in the Austin, TX area to discern where our donation can make the most impact and will proceed accordingly. 
In the longer term, Rotarian Peg Sennett will serve as the District 7390 Disaster Relief Chair and help to coordinate district wide efforts to respond to future needs in Texas when we learn exactly what they are.  The road to recovery is sure to be long and hard, and our hands-on efforts will be needed along the way. We are always open to ideas and willing to discuss ways in which District 7390 and our clubs and members can put our resources toward disaster relief.  Committee members will also be requested to join this effort.  Stay tuned.
District Membership & Foundation Giving
District membership for July 31, 2017 is 2,315. Click here to view the full membership report! 
District giving to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation in July of the 2017-18 Rotary year was: $15,096. The District Annual Fund giving goal for 2017-18 is $68,740. Club Presidents - If you have not entered your Foundation goal in Rotary Club Central, please do so! 
Rotarians are EVERYWHERE!
Hanover President Ralph Jodice is on an Attache reunion tour in Bulgaria with a group of former military attaches (military advisors to Ambassadors) who were all assigned in Beijing, China over 10 years ago. For the last 8 years, they've held mini-reunions in various countries. This year, the attaches and spouses, are hosted by the Bulgarians. 
The picture is of Ralph Jodice and Heinrich Winkelmayer.  Heinrich is the President of the Rotary Club of Graz Schlossberg in Austria. Heinrich is a 16 year Rotarian. His club is in District 1910. He is a Major General (2-star) in the Austrian military. 
Ralph and Heinrich discussed various Rotary topics to include membership, meetings, fundraising, grants, and the RI Convention next year in Toronto. They are pretty sure all that discussion constitutes a meeting! 
Ralph said it was encouraging to hear just how much the clubs think alike, and how they are both committed to Make A Difference. 
2017-18 District Directory
Are you trying to reach a District leader, District committee chair or a Club President? There are 2 easy ways to contact them! 
  1. On the District website (you'll need to login after you click on the links): District Leaders & Committee Chairs, Club Presidents
  2. The District directory. Click here to view the PDF file! 
Four Way Test Speech Contest
One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of ethics is The 4 Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4 Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks four questions of the things we think, say and do. High school students (Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors) can compete in the Four-Way Test Speech Contest. 
During the months of September and October, a local contest will be held by a school/Rotary Club or both, to determine who advances to the next level. Three students can move up to the mid-level from any Club or school Contest. The fee to continue to the Mid-level contest is $75.00 per contestant. The fee is traditionally paid by a Rotary Club. The Mid-level Contest is assigned to the participant. Students can register for the mid-levels by clicking here! 

During the months of November & December mid-level contests will be held in each of five mid-level areas. The winner of each of the five mid-levels will compete in the finals at the Rotary District Conference. In order to receive a prize, the contestant must speak at the finals. The finals will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
A fun little video from Northern Lebanon 
A little fun from Northern Lebanon Rotary: The Club is 18 members strong and created this great promo piece! 
Central Penn Business Journal - "Forty Under 40"
Check out the Central Penn Business Journals Forty Under 40 Awards. There are several Rotarians on the list! Congratulations! 
Promotional Rotary Flier
Looking for a promotional piece to use for your Club? Look no farther! Just click here! 
District 7390 Community Service Day 2018
Over the past few years we have had one day in the District when we seek to join together in a Day of Service. Now many of our clubs have wonderful service programs that go on all year long and we are not trying to discourage those. But, with Earth Day (22 April each year) as a binding theme, we choose a Saturday closest to that date to emphasize our coming together to do that which we cannot do alone. So on Saturday 21 April, 2018 we will hold our District 7390 Community Day of Service. Right now we are asking you to do two things – put the date on your calendar and begin to think about a service project that you might be able to do on that day. It could be a community clean-up on the rail trail; fixing a little league field to help get the kids ready for the season; prepare meals at a food bank or find other ways to help the hungry. The possibilities and range of activities is limitless…but if you don’t have some ideas, then check with us at the District and we will see if we can link you up with another club and their project.  DG Una Martone has asked me to serve as point of contact for this Day of Service and in coming weeks I will be contacting Club Presidents and PR committees in those clubs to see how we can plan a great day of service to all our communities. Together we can share and serve in the best traditions of this amazing organization called Rotary.
UN Day 2017
As many of you know, Rotary International has a long history and a special relationship with the United Nations. Many Rotary members were instrumental in founding the organization and therefore we hold a unique status within it till this day. In past years it has been customary for Rotary International to organize a UN Day in which members from across the world can come together and observe the workings of this organization and our role in it. This has generally happened each November and was held in New York at the UN Headquarters. Unfortunately, Rotary is moving UN Day to one of the other main centers for the organization – Geneva, Switzerland. This is the second largest of the office centers for the UN and it is the hope of Rotary International that some of our European clubs and districts will participate. The event will take place on 11 November, 2017 and the theme this year will be Peace Making. We are unclear at this point whether Rotary will be moving back to New York in 2018 or go to one of the other two centers throughout the world. Once we receive information we will share that in future newsletters.
Pints for Polio - October 24 - SAVE THE DATE! 
SAVE THE DATE!! District Pints for Polio Event to be held Tuesday, October 24! More details available shortly! 
Southern York County MUM Fundraiser & Shout Outs
MUMS FOR SALE! Support Education & Literacy!!!!
$6 or 3 for $16
All proceeds go to the "Reading is Fundamental" program at SYCSD ( 
8" Pots
4 Options:
Warrior Red
Ravens Purple
Oriole Orange
Steeler Gold
Orders & Payment due 9/1/17 
Delivery 9/15/17 
Contact George Lavery ( to place orders. 
A Few Shout Outs to Southern York County Members!
  • Dr. Sandra Lemmon - Superintendent of Southern York County School District
  • George Lavery - for all his time and enthusiasm he brings to the SYC Rotary Club and it's activities.  Many successful events are owed to George and his efforts.
  • Lindy Sweeney - for embracing Rotary and bringing new energy to the SYC Rotary Club.
  • SYC Rotary Club and all of our members - we may be small but we be mighty and fun. I couldn't be prouder to be a part of such a great group of individuals. 
York Club Presents Scholarships
The Rotary Club of York presented $15,000 in educational scholarships to students from various York County High Schools this spring.  These merit-based scholarships, along with the Club’s Whiteley Fund Educational Loan program, assists York County residents to achieve their post-secondary educational goals. The loan program granted $83,000 to students for the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Cierra Coombs – Northeastern High School – James C. & Carrie B. Bush Scholarship to attend Penn State University
  • Elizabeth Huh – York Suburban HS – Edwin P. Mangold Scholarship to attend  Vanderbilt University
  • Joshua May – West York High School – Sanford M. Kranich Scholarship to attend Penn State University
  • Ethan Fogleman – William Penn High School – Art Kahley “Rising Musician” Scholarship to attend Temple University
  • Nicole Guise – Spring Grove HS – John & Paige Smith Scholarship to attend Penn State University
  • Jessica Sun – Red Lion HS – Charles & Alma Diehl Family Fund Scholarship to attend California Institute of Technology
  • Walter Paczkoskie – Rotary Club of York Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students to attend Penn State University (York Campus)
Denver-Ephrata Fundraisers
The Denver Ephrata Area Club will be having two fundraising events in September! We hope to see you at one of them! 
The Denver Fair September 12-16 with a Gold Fish Stand using ping pong balls and Fish Bowls and giving away Pepperidge Farm Goldfish as prizes. The Denver Fair is located in the Denver Memorial Park on Main Street in Denver PA.  We have free entertainment, contests, rides, animal exhibits, fruit & vegetables displays, commerical exhibits and craft exhibits for you to enjoy.  There is no admission to our Fair.   There is a charge for parking but those proceeds go to the local Fire Company, Boy Scout Troop and Church.   Shed the stress and worry of everyday life and enjoy a fantastic time at our hometown Fair!
The Ephrata Fair September 26-30 with a dime toss into glassware which the player gets as a prize.
Colonial Park Speaker
Diane Hoover of the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association was a recent speaker at the Colonial Park Rotary Club.  Diane spoke about her family’s dairy farm, Brook-Corner Holsteins, and also presented information regarding technological advancements in the dairy industry.  Pennsylvania dairy farms produce more than 1.25 billion gallons of milk a year, and 98 percent of farms are family owned.
Gettysburg Sponsoring Capitol Steps Comedy Show - September 23
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg is again sponsoring the Capitol Steps comedy show in Gettysburg at the Majestic Theater.  This show will be the best show to hit Gettysburg this year.  Come and join the fun and support the Rotary Club as it raises funds for its Community Fund.  All proceeds will benefit the local charities supported by the Rotary Club.  There are two shows on September 23, one at 2 PM and one at 8 PM.  Good seats are still available.  Go to to reserve your seats today.
Hanover Club News

Our district Governor, Una Martone, visited the Rotary Club of Hanover this week. Along with her presentation about Rotary International, Rotary in District 7390 and and Rotary in Hanover, Una inducted two new members, presented a multiple Paul Harris Fellowship, and awarded a 15 year continuous perfect attendance pin.

Pictured here are Kelly Rebert, Hanover’s Secretary, previous President, and sponsor and mentor for Christy Lucas, new member; Kim Hackett, new member and her sponsor and mentor, Scott Kurz.

DG Una Martone joins Hanover’s President Ralph Jodice in presenting Dr. Jess Socrates with a multiple Paul Harris Fellow pin.

Una Joins Ralph in presenting Bob Miller, Hanover’s Foundation Chairperson, with a 15 year continuous perfect attendance pin.

For her program at the Hanover Club, Ralph presents Una with a children's book, which she signed, and is then donated to the children’s section at the Hanover Guthrie Memorial Library.

Rotary Means Business - September 12
RSVP Now!!  The Rotary Club of Carlisle will host the next Northern Tier (greater Harrisburg area) RMB networking event on Tuesday, 12 September at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory (2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle) with the event starting at 5:30 and ending at 7:30 pm. Click here to Register NOW! The cost is a non-refundable $10 for great heavy hors d'oeuvres, soft beverages, water, wine and beer.  Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory is providing the venue and covering catering costs. Thank you Hoffman! Make great business connections, enjoy wonderful fun and fellowship, and bring potential Rotarian guests.  Do not miss this networking opportunity. 
Rotary Leadership Institute - October 14
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), better understood as the University of Rotary, is coming again to our district  on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14. This seminar will be held at Central Pennsylvania College from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. A  wonderful breakfast and lunch will be provided. Levels I, II, and III as well as the graduate course are planned. These courses are especially important for newer members to get them jump started into the wider world of Rotary and for those who are assuming increasing responsibility in their clubs. Information and registration is available here! Questions? Please contact PDG John Judson (  or 717-877-0871).
Love Fore Community!
One putt, one serve, and one wicket at a time……the Rotary Club of York is making a difference one pitch, one book, and with one veteran at a time with our annual “LOVE FORE COMMUNITY” fundraising event, which will be held at the Country Club of York on Monday, September 11, 2017.  Golf, tennis and croquet is offered for the sporting folks, with a buffet dinner and a silent auction full of terrific items for everyone to participate.   This year’s recipients of the proceeds will be York City Little League, “Reach out and Read” project to put books into the hands of children ages 0-5, and to pay tribute to 9/11, we have chosen York County’s Veteran’s Court.  The Club has raised more than $300,000 over the years from the annual event, helping many organizations provide services to the community.  We want to invite all D7390 Rotarians and their guests to partner with us to through sponsorships and participants. Please join us for a fun-filled day for great causes.  The registration form is online at or you may contact the club office at 717-848-1370. 
37th Annual Carlisle Golf Tournament
The Carlisle Rotary Annual Golf Tournament will be held Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Carlisle Country Club with a 12:30 p.m. shot gun start. The tournament is open to Men’s/Women’s/Mixed foursomes. Participants may assemble their own foursome or request to be placed on a team. Four person teams will play a scramble format. Please list your players on the entry form. Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Click here for a registration form! 
Mechanicsburg-North Beer & Wine Festival
The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North is hosting its annual Beer and Wine Festival from 3 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2016.  The festival will be held rain or shine at Central Penn College, located at 600 Valley Rd, Summerdale. The event will celebrate local and regional craft breweries and wineries. Beer and wine vendors will be on-site for ticket holders' tasting pleasure.
The following breweries will be participating in the Beer & Wine Festival: The Millworks Brewery; Market Cross Pub & Brewery Carlisle; Tröegs Independent Brewing; Ever Grain Brewing Co.; Molly Pitcher Brewing Company; Rhone Brew Company; Harty Brewing Company; Touchstone Brewery; Lydian Stone Brewing Company; Boneshire Brew Works; Zeroday Brewing Co.; Rubber Soul Brewing; South County Brewing Co.; Appalachian Brewing Company; Desperate Times Brewery; and Big Hill Ciderworks.
Larsen Meadworks, Jan Zell Wines & Ciders, and The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey will be sampling wines.  Additionally, representatives from the Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores will be providing samples of wines from the Chairman’s Selection.
Festival goers can purchase food from a local food truck. The local band Second Time Thru will provide musical entertainment throughout the afternoon. 
Tickets are available online at Advance Tickets are $35.00.  Tickets for Designated Driver are $5.00.  Event Day Tickets are $50.00.  Those under 21 will be admitted free.
New Holland Presents Rotary Rocks Community Benefit Concert
The Rotary Club of New Holland will be hosting its 2nd Annual Rotary Rocks benefit concert on Oct 14, 7-10PM at Funck's Restaurant in Leola. Join us for an evening of live music and fun to benefit those in need in the New Holland area. Donations will benefit a great local non-profit organization, CrossNet Ministries, and their Food Pantry and Power Packs programs, as well as help the club send students to RYLA. Entertainment will be provided by The Reed Brothers Band (featuring Rotary Club of New Holland President, Trevor Reed) and the Slack Adjusters (featuring Rotary Club of New Holland Treasurer, Erin Varley).

Admission is by donation, but please consider making a donation today, at, then come out on October 14 for some great music, a silent auction, and more! Click here for a printable flier! 
Upcoming Events
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Sep 11, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Means Business - Northern Tier
Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory
Sep 12, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Disrict Per Capital Assessments Due
Sep 15, 2017
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Oct 02, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Past District Governor Dinner
Lancaster Country Club
Oct 05, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
YE - 2018 STEP Applications Due
Oct 13, 2017
YE - 2018-19 Committments to Host an Inbound Due
Oct 13, 2017
YE - 2018-19 Outbound Applications Due
Oct 13, 2017
YE - Inbound Overnight Social - Hershey
Oct 14, 2017 – Oct 15, 2017
Rotary Leadership Institute
Central Penn College
Oct 14, 2017
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.