Happy New Year!

Rotary Listens Leadership Summit - February 15, 2020

Join us on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Messiah College (One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg) for the Rotary Listens Leadership Summit (AKA District Training Assembly). The summit will inspire Rotarians to achieve more by listening better! The cost is $30 per person and includes a hot buffet breakfast and luncheon. The day will be begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude by 1:30 p.m. Find more information and register here! 

Short-Term Youth Exchange Applications Due January 10, 2020

The Short Term Exchange Program year is in Kick-Off season.  Last year was a very "low scoring year" for participants with only 5 completing an exchange. I am hoping that together we can "tackle" this problem and really put some points on the scoreboard. It was only 5 or 6 years ago we typically had 15 or so participating.
For new clubs who have not participated in the Short Term Exchange Program before, this is the least expensive way to really " score a touchdown " for Youth Exchange. All information is available on the District website.
Let me give you a few (game) highlights and explanation about the program:
  • Students have a very high probability of being assigned to the country of choice on the master country list.
  • Students normally exchange for 3 weeks in each other’s country (total of 6 weeks) If agreed the exchange could be 4 weeks + 4 weeks.
  • The cost to the club is minimal. 3 or so banners and a few membership meeting meals for the student and then visiting student.
  • Clubs need to have an assigned counselor.
  • This program is promoted as a family to family cultural exchange. We encourage parents to communicate with each other, also.
  • The student has a $125 application fee plus the cost of airfare and travel insurance.
  • Students can arrange return plane trip so as to travel together.
  • District interviews & family training take place on January 25, 2020 for exchanges in the summer of 2020.
  • Language proficiency is not necessary. This is not an academic exchange, it is a cultural exchange.
  • Please promote your candidates as “student ambassadors for Rotary International”.
  • It has been proven that STEP is a feeder program to our Long Term Academic Youth Exchange program.
  • Send all completed applications to the attention of Melissa Kopp at our District 7390 office. Deadline is January 10, 2020.   
Please feel free to contact Tom Barton ( or 717-771-4240) if you have any questions.  Now let’s get out there and “Score” !

Rotary Means Business - January 16

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg and the RMB District 7390 Southern Tier Steering Committee will host the 56th RMB networking event and first event of the RMB 2020 season on Thursday, January 16 at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus, 731 Old Harrisburg Road (Room 109), Gettysburg, PA.  The event will begin at 5:30 and end at 7:30 pm.  Wonderful appetizers and wine and beer will be provided by our Major Sponsor Jeff Shaffer Real Estate, Inc. and our Venue Sponsor HACC Gettysburg Campus will provide the venue.  As a result, the event will be FREE of cost for Rotarians and potential Rotarian guests.  Registration will be open shortly! Click here to register today!  
Jeff Shafer and HACC’s President Dr. John “Ski” Sygielski will provide presentations as part of the Circle Exercise during the event.  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests and family of Rotary! 

Thank you to our RMB Major Sponsors!


Thank you to our event sponsors! 


Four Way Test Essay Contest

Greetings and Happy New Year!  As the New Year starts, preparations for the District 7390 Rotary Four-Way Test ESSAY Contest shift into high gear.  Hopefully, you are in touch with the schools in your service area and the ninth-grade students are familiar with the contest and deadlines.  All of the details for this year's contest can be found here, but keep reading for a few reminders:
  1. Make sure you have collected essays from the participating schools so that your club can evaluate each essay and pick a winner.  Evaluation and judging is recommended to occur in mid to late February so you can announce your club winner by the deadline set for your club's entry in the district contest.
  2. Make sure you have submitted your club's winning essay to the district office no later than MARCH 9, 2020.
We had such a great group of essays last year and cannot wait to see what the students have in store for us this year!  As always, please feel free to contact Steve Grubb ( with any questions about the contest.

Junior Achievement Needs Volunteers

JA is in the RED Zone! 
The dates below represent the events that are in need of more volunteers than we would like to see at this point in the glide path.  With over 125 one day events this school year we know we are going to end up with some events that, even after all of our recruiting efforts, are posing a challenge.  The following one day events in the Red Zone are in need of many more volunteers! 

If you are already signed up for some of these events, thank you!  If not, I hope you will consider joining us and as always, please share these opportunities with your colleagues, friends and neighbors.  You are the BEST ADVOCATES we have and we cannot do this without you!
Volunteers Needed
Friday, January 24, 2020
Landisville Middle School (Lancaster)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
William Penn Senior High School (York)
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Lincoln Middle School (Lancaster)
* this is not a complete listing of all events in the next 30 days
STEM = Science Technology Engineering and Math focused Summit for 9th and/or 10th graders
REAL Life= Financial Literacy focused Forum for 11th and/or 12th graders
YES = Career Readiness, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship for 6th, 7th and 8th graders

York Club Presents Scholarships

The Rotary Club of York’s Student Education Committee recently awarded numerous scholarships totaling $ 18,000. 

Pictured L-R: 2018-19 RCY President Bryan Tate, Dejuan Gibbs ($ 2,000  Charles & Alma Diehl Scholarship, William Penn High School graduate studying Engineering at Temple University), Hudson Smith ($ 1,000 Arlington Kahley Rising Musician Scholarship, York Suburban High School graduate studying Music Education at Millersville University), Jacob Landis ($ 8,000 Mangold Scholarship, West York High School graduate studying Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech), Jordan Futrell ($ 4,000 James C. and Carrie B. Bush Scholarship, Susquehannock High School graduate studying Pre-Med at Penn State), Brooke Breon ($ 3,000 John T. and Paige S. Smith Scholarship, Northern York High School graduate studying Agriculture Business at Lancaster Bible College) and RCY Student Education Committee Chair Diane Merino. 
$1,800 awarded to “Non-Traditional Student” Scholarship recipient Brandi Janicki. 
Pictured L-R: 2019-20 District Governor Paddy Rooney, Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Recipient Brandi Janicki (HACC – York student studying Business/Applied Science), HACC York Campus Vice-President and RCY member Darryl Jones, and 2018-19 RCY President Bryan Tate.   
$ 2,200 awarded to “Non-Traditional Student” Scholarship recipient Juanita Baxter. 
Pictured L-R: 2019-20 RCY President Josh George, RCY Student Education Chair Diane Merino, Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Recipient Juanita Baxter (Penn State York student working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies), and Penn State York Chancellor and RCY member David Christiansen. 

Hanover Presents Multiple Paul Harris Pin

Hanover’s club President, Craig Aiello, and Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, Bob Miller, present Hanover Rotarian and District Governor Nominee, Greg Staub, with a multiple Paul Harris Fellowship pin.

Red Lion/Dallastown Selling Discount Dining Books

We are very excited about our restaurant book for 2020!  Our books are beautifully designed.  We have a total of 20 restaurants that are participating. 
A lot more than last year, but they are the same price as the books we sold for 2019.  

The restaurants featured in our book for 2020 are the following: The First Post, Left Bank, Wyndridge Farm, Crostwater Distillery, Seven Sports Bar & Grill, The Great American Saloon, Moonlight Cafe, Roosevelt Tavern, The Staub’s Landing, John Wright Restaurant, Moon Dance Winery Cider House & Taproom, Tutoni’s Restaurant, Hamir’s Indian Fusion, The Cantina York, Viet Thai Cafe, The Eagle’s Nest Restaurant, Avenue Ale House & Pizza Loft, Aviano’s Corner Trattoria, Southside Cafe, Rocoto- Peruvian & Mexican Grill

The books are only $40!!! The savings are incredible! They will make great holiday gifts for family, friends, or coworkers. We are currently taking orders for the books. We are only printing and selling 400. We are not able to print more if we run out. 
If you are interested a book, please contact, Ashleigh Fishel at
Upcoming Events
YE Tri-Annual Meeting
Byrnes Health Education Center
Jan 05, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
YE Holiday Gathering
Byrnes Health Education Center
Jan 05, 2020
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Jan 06, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
DGN 2022-23 Interviews
Byrnes Health Education Center
Jan 09, 2020
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
YE Short-Term Exchange Applications Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Jan 10, 2020
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
2020-21 Global Grant Scholar Applications Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Jan 11, 2020
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
2020-21 District Budget Meeting
Stambaugh Ness
Jan 15, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Rotary Means Business - Southern Tier
Hacc's Gettysburg Campus
Jan 16, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International Assembly
Jan 19, 2020 – Jan 25, 2020
International Assembly
Jan 19, 2020 – Jan 25, 2020
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