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
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The Hanover Rotary Club will be holding the first of 2 major annual fundraisers on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.  The purpose of SPORTS NIGHT is to focus attention on the youth of the greater Hanover area.  Recognizing scholar-athletes from Hanover, Delone Catholic, South Western, and Spring Grove High Schools for their achievements has become a tradition that provides positive role models and motivation for success for all area students.  The event also enables Rotary to provide additional financial support to a variety of non-profit organizations serving our area's youth. 
The event will be held at the SAVES Building, 5865 Hanover Road, Hanover, Pa 17331 beginning with a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm.  The Program, auction, and door prises will follow.
YOU can support this event by becoming an Underwriter, Table Sponsor, or a supporter.
For further information, please contact:
Steph Glatfelter - 717-965-6705
Dave Wells - 717-465-6685

At its regular meeting on Tuesday November 3, 2015, the Hanover Rotary Club awarded funds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  On hand to receive the funds was Becky Kroft, Development Associate for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pa and West Virginia.  This is one of the many charities and organizations to whom the Hanover Rotary Club provides funding throughout the year.  Pictured is Rotary President, Kelly Rebert (right), and Becky Kroft from Make-A-Wish (left).

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
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.
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
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.

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
Craig Aiello
Rotary Classification Speech
Mar 08, 2016
Ann Waltman
Mar 15, 2016
Mar 22, 2016
Mar 29, 2016
Apr 05, 2016
Apr 12, 2016
Apr 19, 2016
Apr 26, 2016
May 17, 2016
GVSE Team from Australia
Group Vocational Service Exchange Presentation
May 24, 2016
Jim Balthaser
Hanover Rotary Club Budget Update
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