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HANOVER ROTARY CLUB - HIGHLIGHTS AND EVENTS 2013/2014

Sept 28, 2014  First Ever Yard Sale   - raised over $1000 for student scholarships

Sept 2014 - donated money to Joining Hands to help rebuild homes and lives, through Rotarian Peg Sennett

Nov 2013 - donated money for support of victims of typhoon Haiyan which left devastating destruction in the Philippines.  This was done through Rotarian Jess Socrates and his membership in Phi Kappa Mu International

Nov/Dec 2013 - conducted Football Challenge in order to increase Club participation in RI Foundation.  Result is 73% of membership participation.

March 22, 2014 - St Patrick's Day Dance Fundraiser raised over $1500 for area youth

May 3 - 9 - Host GSE Team from Argentina in Hanover Area

April/May 2014 - Female - Male competition to see who can bring in the most new members.  As of mid-May we are tied at 3 apiece.

June 15 - 19 - Sponsor 8 area High School Students to attend RYLA Leadership Conference at Messiah College

 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Past President
Board Member - Community Service
Board Member - International Service
Board Member - Vocational Service
Board Member - Club Service
Board Member - New Generations
 

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Hanover

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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LATEST CLUB MEETING NEWS
Wonderful program today:
The following summary of today’s program was written and submitted by Justine:

Subject: Coats of Friendship welcomed as program guest at Rotary Club of Hanover today, Oct 3, 2017
 
 
Hi all,
 
Sharing this great program we had at the Hanover club on 10/3.  Coats of Friendship is Non-Profit aiming to make the world a warmer place through doing things for people in need. Organized and operated by Elementary kids, this group is collecting warm clothing for people in need. In 2015- 85 coats distributed; in 2016- 705 coats were distributed; 2017- aiming to distribute 1000 coats.
 
Three of the leaders presented to our club about their organization and how they are determined to distribute 1000 coats.  Our club had a mini-coat drive today to help them meet their goal!
 
Thank you!
Justine
 

 
 
Justine Kilkelly Trucksess
From: Jess Socrates <jesssocrates@phikappamu.com>
Date: September 8, 2017 at 17:43:30 EDT
To: Peg Sennett <pegsennett@hotmail.com>, greg staub pcm <greg.staub.pcm@comcast.net>, Ralph Jodice <ralphjjodiceii@gmail.com>
Subject: Operation Braveheart, first batch of children
 
Hello Peg, Greg and Ralph,
 
Just sharing some good news with you. Operation Braveheart has started the repair of children's heart defects. A few days ago, seven (7) children underwent transcatheter repair. The attached collage will tell you the children's ages, hometown and diagnosis. Six of the children had PDA, one had a VSD. This collage and future pictures of children will be part of our on-line report.
 
Our Grant will take care of approximately 32 children. I wish we could do more.
 
I will show this picture to the Club this Tuesday.
 
-Jess
 
 
UPDATE 09/21/17 Click on the link below to get to the Club Newsletter of our partner in the Philippines, Rotary Club of Makati Southeast.
Featuring OPERATION BRAVEHEART.
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPDATE 10/2/17
 
Hello Ralph, Greg, Peg, Warren
 
Here is another collage with pictures of the second batch of 8 children our Global grant has repaired (for a total of 15 so far). The last two children were just operated on yesterday. Two of the children had ASD (Atrial septal defect), more complicated than the PDA.
 
I am inquiring from District if we can apply for another global grant so we can help more children. (Don't worry Peg, I will look for the funds).
 
I will NOT be in our meeting this Tuesday. Peg, please announce the good news to club. We are in Palm Coast FL checking out hurricane damage to our house.
 
-Jess
 
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DISASTER RELIEF UPDATE – October 3, 2017

Rotary Club of Hanover,

A few weeks ago Hanover Rotary collected $800.00 to purchase deodorant and to assist in transportation costs in support of Rotarian John Bailey’s collection of supplies for distribution in Texas and Florida. It is now time to move our attention to long-term recovery. 

Your District Disaster Relief Committee met this week to establish goals for where to donate funds raised by the clubs in our district.  

To assist in meeting the District goal of $50,000.00, Rotary Club of Hanover has established a goal to raise $5,000.00. The first $1,500.00 raised in our Club will be matched by an anonymous $1,500.00 donation. Please be generous and make your checks payable to Rotary Club of Hanover Charitable Fund, with the notation: Hurricane Disaster Relief. You will receive a tax deductible letter of acknowledgement. Checks can be brought to a club meeting or mailed to Peg Sennett, 167 Primrose Lane, Hanover. 

  • We have an additional anonymous donor who, if we raise $5,000.00 total, will contribute an additional $1,000.00, bringing our total to $6,000.00. 

How will funds be distributed? Funds collected by our Club will be sent to areas in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico that can be identified as low income with limited financial resources. Our goal is to be a good shepherd of donor funds, supporting specific identified needs/projects and not simply sending monies for unspecified use.

Your district committee will vigilantly research progress, select projects that meet our goals, and keep our Rotarians informed on how monies are distributed.

Goals set for Texas and Hurricane Harvey

Following research, D5910 has been selected as the hurricane area in Texas to receive our District funds. Located in south- east Texas, the district covers Beaumont, Friendswood, League City, Texas City, etc. 

The first donation will be sent to Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders; they have set up a recovery site in the D5910 area, establishing case management, volunteer housing and volunteer work crews. They have made a three-year commitment to restore homes in the area covered by D5910. Since Katrina, FCDR has worked with our District through our Joining Hands rebuilding efforts. FCDR has been the recipient of several D7390 Club Grants to restore/rebuild homes along the Gulf and East Coasts. 

Goals set for Florida and Puerto Rico

While your District Disaster Relief Committee has not, as of this date, identified a recipient for district funds in Florida or Puerto Rico, the following Rotary district in Florida is collecting donations:

District 6960 encompasses over 51 clubs from Palmetto and Bradenton in the north, to Naples and Marco Island in the south; east to Labelle, Clewiston and Arcadia then to Sanibel-Captiva and Anna Marie Islands. Their website has not identified a use for the funding. Donations can be made to The Rotary Foundation DAF. A donation form is located on the RotaryD6960.org website.

D7390 Disaster Relief Committee:     Bill Harkey, Carlisle Rotary William.harkey@gmail.com, 717-418-1141 

Peg Sennett, Hanover Rotary pegsennett@hotmail.com, 717-630-8281 

Randy Sibert, Colonial Park Rotary rbsibert@gmail.com, 717-576-6115

The Hanover Rotary Club held its annual College Night at Delone Catholic High School on September 25th.  The Hanover Rotary Club has hosted College Night for our community for over 30 years. Over 50 colleges took part in the event and over 80 families attended to start the arduous process of deciding where to go to school. We had six school districts represented from the Hanover Area.  President-Elect Torren Ecker has run this event for the last four years and has received great support from the Hanover Club at the event each year. College Night gives the Hanover Club great community exposure and builds great camaraderie with fellow Rotarians.The Hanover Rotary Club held its annual College Night at Delone Catholic High School on September 25th.  The Hanover Rotary Club has hosted College Night for our community for over 30 years. Over 50 colleges took part in the event and over 80 families attended to start the arduous process of deciding where to go to school. We had six school districts represented from the Hanover Area.  President-Elect Torren Ecker has run this event for the last four years and has received great support from the Hanover Club at the event each year. College Night gives the Hanover Club great community exposure and builds great camaraderie with fellow Rotarians.
Hi Melissa, Justine, and Warren,

Here is another write up and photo for the district newsletter, our FB page and our website. 

Thanks...Ralph 

Chris Neri of the Rotary Club of Hanover was inducted as an Honoree to the Guthrie Memorial Library on Sunday, 24 September.  Chris is a longtime supporter of the Guthrie Memorial Library.  She is a member of the Library’s Aristotle Society and is a Director and current Vice President of the Hanover Public Library Association.  Chris is a 27 year Rotarian, the first woman member of the Hanover Rotary Club in 1990, and its first woman president in 1997.   Pictured with Chris (seated in the middle) and standing left to right is Barbara Eisenhart (President, Guthrie Memorial Library Board of Governors), Priscilla McFerren (presenter), and Lisa Kane (the Library’s Director, presenter and Hanover Rotarian). Seated from left to right is Jeniffer Leib (presenter and former co-worker), Chris, and Ralph Jodice (presenter and Hanover Rotary’s President).  The four presenters each delivered a short tribute about Chris and her superb work in the banking business, as a volunteer and in her philanthropic efforts.  Congratulations to Chris Neri on this superior achievement! 



Ralph Jodice
President, Rotary Club of Hanover, PA
NATO Senior Mentor
Soon we will be inviting 2 outstanding students from 4 area High Schools to join us each month to learn about Rotary.  We get the opportunity to meet and get to know these fine young people - our future leaders.
 
Recently one of our current Club members, Walt Maust, was going through some old items and he came across the attached newspaper article and photo from 1959 when he was a Student of The Month for Hanover Rotary.  This was not the first year our Club did this but it was certainly among the early years of this program.  
 
See if you think the photo resembles the Walt we know today!!!!
 
(Many thanks to Jess Socrates for creating the digital photo from the newspaper)
 
 
Annual Tastfest event is Hanover Rotary's largest fundraiser.  At Tuesday's meeting, proceeds from that event were awarded to area causes
 
 
Tastefest is the Rotary Club of Hanover’s one-of-a-kind event bringing local restaurants, bakeries and specialty beverage businesses together for a unique flavor-filled culinary evening of tasting.This past year, the event netted a total of $31,518.33 and was distributed as follows
Community Requests - $15,000
Ruth’s Harvest - $5,000
Roots for Boots - $5,000
Remainder going to Rotary Club of Hanover’s Foundation - $6,518.33
 
Representatives of Ruth's Harvest and Roots for Boots attended today's meeting to receive the donations.
At our meeting on Tuesday July 11, President Ralph outlined Goals for the Club for the coming year.  He emphasized that these goals did not come out of thin air, but they reflect the RI goals, our District Goals as well as input he received through the Club survey conducted several weeks ago.  He distributed 3 documents - a powerpoint type presentation, a tri-fold brochure and a bullet style single sheet.  If you were unable to attend our meeting today, these will let you know what our plan is for this Rotary year.  A '+' symbol indicates the goal is in line with a Rotary International goal.  A '*' indicates the goal is in line with a District 7390 goal.  The Rotary Theme for 2017-2018 is...Making A Difference.
 
Our Vision is to MAKE A DIFFERENCE no matter how large or small in the Hanover community and internationally as well.
 
The goals as described are listed in three areas:
- Support and Strengthen Our Club
- Focus And Increase Humanitarian Services
- Enhance Rotary's Public Image And Awareness
 
 
 
If asked by anyone what our club does, please feel free to use the tri-fold brochure as a handout.  All 3 of the documents are up on our website in the DOWNLOADS SECTION.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please let Ralph know.
 
 
 
President Greg Staub officially turned over the Club leadership to incoming President Ralph Jodice for the 2017/18 Rotary year at our meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Greg cited accomplishments of the past year and Ralph will be giving his goals at our first meeting in July.  
Together they recognized several members for their contributions to the Club during the past year.
Our new officers and Board will begin their work starting on July 1. 2017.
Each year Rotary District 7390 participates in an cultural and vocational exchange program with young professionals from a foreign country called Group Vocational Service Exchange or GVSE.  This year the exchange was with Rotary District 3460 from Tai-Chung Taiwan from April 22, 2017 to May 20, 2017.
 
The Hanover Rotary Club is sponsoring 8 outstanding students to attend this year's Rotary Youth Leadership program - RYLA - at Messiah College Sunday, June 11 thru Thursday, June 14 .  Rotary District 7390 operates the camp to enhance the leadership awareness and skills of promising High School students.
 
Two members of the Hanover Rotary Club are attending the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Ga this week.  Pictured here are Bob Miller and John Bailey.  The RI Convention is not always this close to home as it moves each year to various countries around the world.  Bob and John took advantage of the proximity this year to attend.
 
A few weeks ago President-Elect Ralph circulated a survey to all members soliciting their thoughts about being a member of the Hanover Rotary Club.  The intent is to use this information to develop a plan for the way forward for our Club based upon member input.  On Tuesday, Ralph shared a summary of the survey results via a powerpoint presentation.  The PPT clearly and concisely laid out the results.  The results will be used to help guide our Club activities for the foreseeable future.
 
For those of you who may have missed this meeting or those who may want to review the PPT on your own, please see the "Downloads" section of our webpage and click on "Rotary Membership Survey Brief, PPT".
STEM Summit held at South Western H.S. May 5, 2017
 
Following email posted on behalf of Ralph Jodice -
 
"Below is a picture of me with the other two career panelists from the SWHS STEM summit, 5/5.  We were on one of the two career panels for the STEM Summit.  We had 9 sessions with each session lasting 30 minutes.  We each discussed with the students  how we become interested in STEM careers and what we did or are doing in those STEM careers.  The woman is Jane Reichart from Assurant.  They repair insured cell phones.  The other gentleman is Steve Stepp from SI-Quent.  He does industrial engineering. OK to post on our website and FB page."
 
Thanks…Ralph 

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  DISTRICT 7390 RMB PRESENTS: ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS

RMB EVENT: TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 HOSTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF HANOVER.

5:30 - 7:30, at Bourbon Bar & Grill, 1080 Carlisle Street Hanover, PA 

District 7390 RMB (greater Hanover, Gettysburg, & York area) networking event.  

Bring business cards!  The cost of admission is $15.  Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft drinks.  RSVP using the RMB link (Southern Tier RSVP page) at www.rotary7390.org.

Great Networking Opportunity

  • Meet Greater Hanover, Gettysburg, & York Area Rotarians
  • Promote Your Business & Have Fun
  • Bring Guests & Expand Your Membership
  • Your Club Could Host One at No Cost!
 
President-Elect Ralph was asked to speak to the Hanover Kiwanis Club on March 2 on NATO.  Ralph had also given this talk to Rotary some months back and it was very well received.  Pictured with Ralph is Denise Dunn, Hanover Kiwanis Secretary, and Joe Bunty, Hanover Kiwanis President. 
Thanks for sharing, Ralph, and keep up the good work!
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Rotarian Ralph Jodice recently presented the JA Program titled "Our Nation" to a 5th grade class at Baresville Elem.  Here is an extract from Ralph's report.
 
Attached is a picture of Mr. Dustin Henning's 5th grade class at Baresville Elementary School in the South Western School District in Hanover with their course completion certificates.  Today, we completed the JA program, Our Nation. I conducted all 5 classes over this past week. They were a very good class, It was fun and it was very rewarding. 
 
And a "thank you" to the teacher, Mr Henning:
Hi Dustin....here is the picture from this morning.  Thanks again for having JA in your classroom. You are a great teacher. I appreciate your hospitality, and I enjoyed getting to know you. Thanks again for letting me do the extra classes on my USAF flying experiences and our recent Antarctica trip.  I learned from you and your students. 



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On Tuesday, December 20, a group photo was taken of the Hanover Rotary Club before our regular weekly meeting at Bay City Restaurant.  Our program that day was a wonderful performance from the choral group from Hanover High School led by Deb Smith.  The students were all dressed in period costumes and they did a marvelous job!!!
 
 
Recently Peg Sennett, a member of the Rotary Club of Hanover, was honored by District Governor Kevin Cogan, at right, with a Citation For Meritorious Service for her years of dedication to the District's Group Study Exchange programs and District's disaster relief programs.  Hanover Rotary President Greg Staub also participated in the presentation.
Well done Peg, and well deserved!!!
 
UPDATE FROM DELONE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB
 
Delone Interact Club announced that they earned over $1000 with their recent pit beef sale.  The proceeds of which will be donated to the PAL lunch program.  Congrats to the Interact Club for all their efforts this worthy cause.
 
 
On December 17, the Interact Club will be participating in the wreath laying ceremonies at Mt Oliver Cemetery to honor veterans.  Thank you for supporting this event for our veterans.
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.
 
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 www.Rotary.org 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.
 
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
IF YOU THINK NOBODY CARES WHETHER YOU'RE ALIVE, TRY MISSING A COUPLE OF PAYMENTS!
 
Upcoming Speakers
Greg Staub
Oct 24, 2017
Do We Still Need Rotary Clubs?
Kim Hackett
Oct 31, 2017
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
Warren Miller
Nov 07, 2017
Fireside Chat
Bob Miller
Nov 14, 2017
Rotary Foundation
David Erlemeier
Nov 21, 2017
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
Bob Miller
Nov 28, 2017
HOBY Update
Wade Markel
Dec 05, 2017
Go Red for Women and the American Heart Association
Warren Risk
Dec 12, 2017
Dog Sports [or How to Stay Out of Trouble in Retirement]
South Western Vocalists/Instrumentalists
Dec 19, 2017
Holiday Program
No Rotary Meeting
Dec 26, 2017
No Rotary Meeting
OPEN
Jan 02, 2018
Barb Rupp
Jan 09, 2018
South Western Education Foundation
OPEN
Jan 16, 2018
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
Jan 23, 2018
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
OPEN
Jan 30, 2018
OPEN
Feb 06, 2018
 
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