Harrisburg Hilton
1 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101
United States

If you were a super hero, what would your super powers be?  As Rotarians, we have MANY super powers!  We are The Eradicators, eradicating polio from the face of the planet.  We are the Fearless Super Readers, bringing literacy to youth everywhere.  We are H20 Masters, bringing water to the farthest reaches of the world.  We are Professor Peace, advocating for local, national, and global solutions.  The Rotary District 7390 Conference will celebrate many super heroes of our past, present, and future. 

Meet Super Rotarian, Evan Burrell, who is making a difference by leaps and bounds!  Meet local Rotarians whose efforts seem to go beyond the boundaries of mere mortal accomplishments. 

Are you ready to celebrate the super heroes of our Past, Present and Future? Some of the conference highlights include:

Internationally Renowned Rotarian Evan Burrell ~ all the way from Sydney Australia, will share his SUPER presentation “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.” 

David Morrison, Director of Historic Harrisburg Association and member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, will narrate an historical bus tour around the City of Harrisburg.  His insights will certainly enlighten all who participate!

State Representative Patty Kim, a former news anchor and reporter and Harrisburg City Councilwoman, was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2012 and has been a leader in government reform and transparency. She returned her cost of living increase (COLA) and introduced a bill to eliminate the yearly pay increases. She is also one of the only members of the House to post all of her expenses on her legislative website for public review.

Tracy Pawelski, Senior Communications Counsel of Harrisburg based PPO&S, will overview her recent pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago (a 500 mile walking journey across Spain) and how we, as Rotarians, can benefit from her observations and insights.  Tracy’s pilgrimage was seeded through her daughter’s experience as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Spain. 

The Presidents of four Young Professional Organizations have agreed to serve on a panel to overview their thoughts on addressing community needs; how to engage with young professionals; and how our clubs can work together with Young Professional Organizations toward common goals.

We have invited local and state elected officials… the finalists of the Four Way Test Speech contest will share their presentations; and Rotary Means Business will present the first ever Opportunity Summit as part of the conference. 

PLUS ~ wear your finest super hero costumes to the Saturday night festivities for fun and prizes!

It's a jet.  It's a plane.  No, it's ROTARY!  Super powers will activate on.....

Friday, April 27

10:00 a.m. Registration Opens
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Opening Luncheon with speaker Mayor Eric Papenfuse
1:30 -1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Choice of: 

  • Historical Bus Tour of Harrisburg
  • Walking Tour of Strawberry Square
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Rotary Means Business Opportunity Summit
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour with Entertainment
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner with Keynote speaker State Representative Patty Kim

Saturday, April 28

7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Remembering Heroes from our Past with John Harris Jr. 
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Four Way Test Speech Contest & Essay Presentation
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon with Speaker Evan Burrell
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Break
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Honoring Heroes from the Present - Speaker Tracy Pawelski
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Engaging Heroes of our Future

  • Speakers Suzanne Patakis (President, Harrisburg Young Professionals)
  • Ivy Schneider (President, West Shore Young Professionals)
  • Kimeka Campbell (President, Greater Harrisburg Young Professionals of Color)
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Membership Session with Evan Burrell
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Break
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Cocktails 1/2 Hour
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner























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