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

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.



The long anticipated and exceptionally popular trip to the United Nations will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015.  There are only two, private organizations which have consultative status at the UN, and Rotary International is one of them.  It's amazing how influential our organization is.
Rotarian's Daughter gives back with friends for 14th birthday following the devastating Nepal earthquake.
SAN DIEGO STUDENTS TACKLE VACCINE CONTROVERSY - Recommended viewing for membership by Bob Miller
From the of The Rotarian
Vote for Tastefest as your favorite event in the Evening Sun Reader's Choice Awards!
This past Spring our District 7390 sent a Team to the Czech and Slovak Republics as part of our Group Study Exchange -GSE- with those countries.  On September 29, 2015 this Team will be presenting to our Club as part of our regular program.  In preparation for this presentation, you may want to check out their websites:
We are excited to hear about their experiences especially since we had such a great visit with the incoming Team from the Czech and Slovak Republics. 

On Tuesday July 7,2015 newly-elected Club President, Kelly Rebert, shared information on the upcoming Rotary year:
- A slide presentation outlining Club goals for 2015-2016
- An Events Calendar for 2015-2016
- Charitable Giving for 2014-2015
Each of these items can be viewed in full in the DOWNLOADS section of the main web page.

The Rotary Club of Hanover, Pa officially installed it's Officers and Directors for the 2015-2016 year on Tuesday June 30, 2015.  The Officers are:
President - Kelly Rebert
President-Elect - Greg Staub
Vice President - Justine Kilkelly
Secretary - Cindy Freemont
Treasurer - Jim Balthaser
Past President - Doug Barmoy
Director - Jess Socrates
Director - Chris Neri
Director - Ralph Jodice
Director - John Grimes
Director - Merle Zehr
Please wholeheartedly support all the new Officers and Directors as they embark on a new Rotary Year!  Congratulations to all who have accepted to serve the Club!

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.

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 13, 2015
Warren Risk and RYLA Students
2015 RYLA Program
Oct 20, 2015
Ken Kirkpatrick - KLK Welding
New Welding Programs for Schools
Oct 27, 2015
Ralph Jodice
Experiences of a Fighter Pilot
Nov 03, 2015
Richard Ellenberger
Rotary Classification Speech
Nov 10, 2015
Rotary Foundation Committee
Rotary Foundation
Nov 17, 2015
Jason Duvall
Rotary Classification Speech
Nov 24, 2015
Cork Troxell
Fireside Chat
Dec 01, 2015
Tammy Gobrecht
El Salvador Water Project
Dec 08, 2015
Panel of 5 Rotarians
Financial Outlook for 2016
Dec 15, 2015
Chris Neri
Fireside Chat [+ Annual Club Meeting]
Dec 22, 2015
Holiday Party
Holiday Party
Dec 29, 2015
Martha L. King
Guiding Hearts with Hope, Inc.
Jan 05, 2016
Lee Roe
Rotary Classification Speech
Jan 12, 2016
Christy Lucas
Fisher House and Roots for Troops
Jan 19, 2016
Mary Flinner
Your Life Your Wishes
Jan 26, 2016
Barbara Rupp
S.W. Customized Education for All
Feb 02, 2016
Neil F. Clifford
Rotary Classification Speech
Feb 09, 2016
Tara Kauffman, Financial Development Director
Hanover Area YMCA Annual Campaign
Feb 16, 2016
Grant Holub
Rotary Classification Speech
Feb 23, 2016
Victoria A. Connor
Community Response to Legal Aid Crisis in York County
Mar 01, 2016
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
Mar 22, 2016
Mar 29, 2016


Rotary and ShelterBox support Syrian refugees
In Syria, where a civil war has been raging since 2011, more than 6,000 people flee the country every day. As of September, more than 4.1 million people have become refugees, and 7.6 million more have been internally displaced. “The plight of Syria’s refugees is a litmus test for the world's compassion,” says Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko. “Rotary members worldwide are profoundly disheartened by the refugee crisis now unfolding in Syria and other parts of the world,” which the United Nations has described as the worst in decades. “Rotary is following the situation closely...
Ravindran declares Riseley president-nominee
RI President K.R. Ravindran officially declared Ian H.S. Riseley Rotary International’s president-nominee on 1 October. The nominating Committee for President of RI selected Riseley, of the Rotary club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, in August. He will be formally elected at the 2016 RI Convention in Seoul, Korea, and will become president on 1 July 2017.  Read more about Riseley
Attend one of five presidential conferences
Find new and innovative ways to improve your community by attending one of five presidential conferences this year, hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith. The conferences, to be held around the world between January and March, will highlight Rotary’s areas of focus. Use these links to learn about each of the programs and to register to attend: Peace and Conflict Resolution, 15-16 January in Ontario, California, USA Disease Prevention and Treatment, 19-20 February in Cannes, France Economic Development, 27 February in Cape Town, South Africa...
Under One Sky lights the way to a better world
Rotary and ONE, an international advocacy organization, joined other event partners in downtown Chicago on 24 September to demonstrate a commitment to ending extreme poverty and inequality and to promoting action on climate change on the eve of the United Nations launch of its Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 ambitious goals constitute a road map for finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and dovetail with Rotary members’ work to create positive change in their communities and around the world. As dusk fell over Chicago, participants in the Under One Sky event held up...
Nigeria declared polio-free, removed from endemic list
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there. With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there. Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. The continent celebrated its own first full year without the disease on 11 August. Once...