Rotary Club of Hanover, Pennsylvania

District 7390, Club 5342


Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Bay City Restaurant
110 Eisenhower Drive
Hanover, PA  17331
United States
District Site
Venue Map

Home Page Stories

At its regular meeting on June 30, 2015, the Hanover Rotary Club recognized 16 members on their years of Rotary membership.  The Rotary Club of Hanover honors years of membership in 5 year increments - 5 years of membership; 10 years of membership; 15 years, etc. and announces it to the Club annually.
Additionally, the Club recognizes those members with perfect attendance.  This year there were 6 members honored for such attendance from 1 year to 51 years.
The Hanover Rotary Club has selected the following students from our area High Schools to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference (RYLA) this June 14 to 18 at Messiah College.  The Rotary Club fully sponsors the students to attend.
Delone Catholic High School
- Caitlin Paterson
- Daniel Coleman
Hanover High School
- Hannah Markle
- Benjamin Hutton
South Western High School
- Anna Frazier
Spring Grove High School
- Ellen Greene
- Ethan Clark

May 5, 2015, at 12:30pm, the Rotary Club presented Ruth’s Harvest with the $15,000 donation during their meeting at Bay City Restaurant.
Joint Service Project Between Hanover Rotary and Delone Catholic Interact Club on Saturday April 18 at Conewago Township Park.
The Hanover Rotary Club is very pleased to welcome the Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from the Czech and Slovak Republics.  On Saturday April 18, 2015 Rotarians from District 7390 and the Hanover Rotary Club were on hand at Harrisburg International Airport to greet 
after a long trip from Prague, Czech Republic.  The Team members got to meet their host families for the first week.
Heroin Task Force Town Hall event photos
In what it hopes to be the first of many community forums, The Hanover Rotary Club will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Hanover Hospital Wellness and Education Center, 400 York Street, Hanover Pa. 17331.
Heroin addiction is a dangerous epidemic impacting our young, our families and our community.  Parents and residents are invited to attend to learn how doctors, public officials, law enforcement and politicians are working together to fight this epidemic.  
Featured speakers include:
Pam Gay -York County Coroner
Claude Staley - Chief Deputy Coroner
David Sunday - Assistant York County District Attorney
Chief Dwayne Smith - Hanover Police Dept.
Chief James Laughlin - Penn Twp Police Dept
Chief Greg Bean - Southwest Regional Police Dept
Voices of Heroin Victims of Hanover
The public is invited and a Question and Answer period will follow the presentation.
(See Public Notice under the Downloads section of this website)

The Rotary Club of York, PA is proud to be the only Rotary Club designated as a "hub" for the National Honor Flight. NHF was founded to give veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict an opportunity to make the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials and witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. It is a special day which generally includes a motorcycle honor guard and a greeting with our national representatives. 
The next “flight” is scheduled to leave by bus from York PA the third week in October.
Rotary Club of York is asking us to help identify qualified veterans. The veteran’s name, address or email address, and phone number should be sent to Rotarian Al Sykes at Al’s phone is 717-880-1261.
York Rotary is also looking for chaperones to spend the day with one of our veterans. The cost for the chaperone is $100.00 and includes a box lunch. It is an unforgettable day for the veteran and for the chaperone.

At our regular meeting on Tuesday January 27, 2015 Chad-Alan Carr, Founding Executive/Artistic Director of the Gettysburg Community Theatre, shared a program that the Theatre sponsors called the Penguin Project.  Essentially area youth with special needs are invited to become the performers in a theatrical production.  Each young person is assigned a peer mentor to assist with the rehearsals and performances.  The theatre is currently looking for youth, both those with special needs and those without, from the Adams/Hanover area to participate in this year's production.  If you or someone you know might be interested in this unique opportunity please contact :
Chad-Allan Carr
FoundingExecutive/Artistic Director
Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York St
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
NOTE: See our DOWNLOADS section on this website for more information and an application. 

Bob Miller asked that the following information be shared regarding the Rotary Foundation:
Foundation Information:
  1. The 2013-14 Annual Report is now available on the Rotary website at search for "The 2013-14 Annual Report"
  2. In this report your will learn:
    1. Thru the Global Polio Eradication Initiative the cases of Polio in 2013 were just over 400, reduced from 350,000 in 1988.
    2. Polio remains active in only 3 countries--Nigeria, Afghanistan & Pakistan.
    3. Contributions to the Annual Fund set a new record at $116.6 million, plus $23.7 million to the Endowment fund.
    4. How Rotary spent your dues.
    5. 92% of Foundation funds raised went directly to programs.
  3. Be sure to register your membership on the Rotary website, then you can view your personal contribution status.





Jun 30, 2015
Doug Barmoy
Outgoing President's Luncheon
Jul 07, 2015
Kelly Rebert
Induction of Incoming President and Rotary Board of Directors
Jul 14, 2015
Lisa Kane
Classification Speech
Jul 21, 2015
Art Stabler and Frank Bagot
Onr Hundred Years of Rotary
Jul 28, 2015
Mister Ed Gotwalt
10 Commandments of Good Business
Aug 04, 2015
Mike Hinkle
Rotary Classification Speech
Aug 11, 2015
Harry A. Zoller
World War II - From Saipan to Japan in the Flying Fortress
Aug 18, 2015
Hanover Area Historical Society
Aug 25, 2015
John Kramb
Rotary District Governor Official Visit
Sep 01, 2015
Brandy Hoffman
Rotary Classification Speech
Sep 08, 2015
Jennifer Kowalcyk (Barry Bower's granddaughter)
The Earhart Saga - What Really Happened
Sep 15, 2015
Jim Balthaser
Hanover Rotary Club Budget Update
Sep 22, 2015
Fund for Greater Hanover and Main Street Hanover
Business Recruitment Brochure
Sep 29, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 13, 2015
Warren Risk and RYLA Students
2015 RYLA Program
Oct 20, 2015
Oct 27, 2015
Ralph Jodice
Experiences of a Fighter Pilot
Nov 24, 2015
Cork Troxell
Fireside Chat
Dec 08, 2015
Panel of 5 Rotarians
Financial Outlook for 2016
Dec 15, 2015
Chris Neri
Fireside Chat


Early cancer detection is saving lives in Sri Lanka
More than 20,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in Sri Lanka, and many of them prove fatal. The Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka, set out 10 years ago to save some of those lives by establishing the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Centre.  In partnership with the National Cancer Control Programme and the Ministry of Health, the center in Colombo has screened more than 35,000 patients, mostly low-income, and detected more than 7,500 cases of abnormalities that required further investigation. The Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA, donated a mammography and ultrasound...
Visit our new Member Center
As a member of Rotary, you’re part of a global network of community volunteers who are making a positive difference. Visit the new Member Center to access the many benefits and resources available to you, including: Rotary Global Rewards, our brand-new member benefits program featuring discounts on travel, hotels, dining, and entertainment Rotary publications and products, licensed vendors, mobile apps, and online tools Awards and donor recognition opportunities Rotary International Convention, our biggest event of the year The Rotarian, the official magazine of Rotary Share the benefits of...
Rotary releases $40.3 million for polio immunization activities
Rotary is releasing $40.3 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds will help build on gains Rotary and its partners have been making in the fight to eradicate polio. Nigeria hasn’t seen a polio case since 24 July 2014 and the World Health Organization could remove it from the list of polio-endemic countries as soon as September if no cases are reported. Nigeria would have to go another two years without a case to be certified polio-free. But the...
Knocking down language barriers
Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Russian was the predominant second language offered in Polish schools, leaving tens of thousands of Polish emigrants without the English skills they needed.   That has changed over the last 25 years. English proficiency drastically improved after the government reformed its education system in 1991. The country overhauled its teaching curriculum and materials and introduced English as the primary foreign language. As of 2013, Poland ranks 8th in the world in English proficiency. However, one segment of the population isn’t reaping...
Member benefits program unveiled as convention draws to a close
RI President-elect K.R. Ravindran introduced a member benefits program at the 9 June closing session of the 2015 Rotary International Convention, saying that many more hands are needed to continue Rotary’s work around the world. The program, Rotary Global Rewards, aims to boost membership and enhance member satisfaction. It will debut on 1 July. “This innovative new program will allow Rotary members to connect with hundreds of businesses and service providers from around the world -- and that number is growing,” said Ravindran. “These establishments will offer Rotarians discounts and...