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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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Home Page Stories
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.
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
Rotary District Governor Una Martone
Aug 22, 2017
Address by DG Una Martone
Erin Smith
Aug 29, 2017
Rotary Classification Speech
Nancy Leister
Sep 05, 2017
Sweet Charities of Hanover, Inc.
Michael Bowersox
Sep 12, 2017
The Borough of Hanover
Bert Elsner
Sep 19, 2017
45 Years in Rotary
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
Sep 26, 2017
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
Torren Ecker and Friends
Oct 03, 2017
Coats of Friendship
Warren Risk
Oct 10, 2017
2017 RYLA Program
OPEN
Oct 17, 2017
Greg Staub
Oct 24, 2017
Do We Still Need Rotary Clubs?
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
Oct 31, 2017
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
Warren Miller
Nov 07, 2017
Fireside Chat
Bob Miller
Nov 14, 2017
Rotary Foundation
OPEN
Nov 21, 2017
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
Nov 28, 2017
Rotary Classification Speeches/Fellowship Time
OPEN
Dec 05, 2017
OPEN
Dec 12, 2017
Holiday Program
Dec 19, 2017
Holiday Program
No Rotary Meeting
Dec 26, 2017
No Rotary Meeting
 
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