Rotary Club of Hanover, Pennsylvania

District 7390, Club 5342


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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
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n September of 2016 the Exchange Club of Hanover hosted their 4th Healing Field® event where three thousand full sized United States Flags stood posted on the grounds of the West Manheim Elementary School which is located at 2000 Baltimore Pike in Hanover.  When the effort began in late 2014, this inspirational display of the Stars and Stripes drew area residents together in a meaningful tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 2001.
In the fifteenth year following those horrendous events, it is critical that the magnitude of loss not be forgotten.  That those old enough to remember be reminded and that those too young to remember have the opportunity to learn.
Rotarians Daniele Suppa and Bob Miller (pictured below) volunteered to assist the Exchange Club's flag day remembrance of the events of 9-11.  It was quite an impressive display and very moving.

Two of our members found signs of Rotary while on vacation this summer:
This from Ralph Jodice and wife Judy -
Subject: Redwoods Rotary Memorial Grove

Judy and I rode our tandem in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park today in northern CA just south of Klamath, CA. Many of the Redwood Groves have guessing they are sponsored in some way. Well, we stopped so Judy could take a picture at the Rotary Memorial Grove. 

So President Greg...does this count as attendance at a meeting? 

The giant redwoods here are spectacular. Hope you are all doing well. 

This from Warren Risk and his wife Judy -
While traveling in Western Canada this summer we happened on the small community of Kamloops.  They have a beautiful community park along the river with lawn bowling, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and playground equipment. Activities for all ages!  On a beautiful summer evening we strolled through the park and listened to a wonderful country band perform in the pavilion.  Note what entity provided the pavilion clearly labeled for all to see.

Yard Sale 2016.pdf

Thanks to the efforts of members Torren Ecker and Jim Balthaser, the Hanover Rotary Club recently obtained 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as a non-profit organization.  We believe this status will be an added incentive for individuals and organizations to donate monies to our various fund raising events which enables us to support local, national, and international people in need.

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.
Heroin Task Force Town Hall event photos
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.

Oct 25, 2016
Julie Poland and Terry Gingrow
SCORE - Service Corp of Retired Executives
Nov 01, 2016
Bob Miller
Rotary Foundation
Nov 08, 2016
Jim Wissler
Road Scholar Trip to Cuba
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 22, 2016
Hector Ortiz and Outbound GVSE Team
2016 GVSE Trip to Australia
Nov 29, 2016
Hanover Rotary Club
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
Dec 06, 2016
Dec 13, 2016
Dr. Michael Peck
Dec 20, 2016
Holiday Party
Holiday Party
Dec 27, 2016
Hanover Rotary Club
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
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