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Hanover

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Bay City Restaurant
110 Eisenhower Drive
Hanover, PA  17331
United States of America
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LATEST CLUB MEETING NEWS
Incoming Club President, Craig Aiello, shared his action plan for 2019-20 at last week's meeting.  It is based on the RI President's Goals for the coming year.  Craig's Plan in powerpoint form can be viewed by going to the Club webpage - Downloads Section - and clicking on the title "President Craig's Action Plan for 2019-20"
 
Home Page Stories
Copying to you report I sent to Kathleen Stoupe.
The attached collage was the picture I shared with the Club last meeting.
 
Our total number of patients for Operation Braveheart has gone up to 73
The collage for patients # 65 - 72 is attached. 
Of the 73 patients, 47 or 64% were PDA's; the rest of the 26 or 36% were the more complicated and more expensive cases (ASD, VSD, Pulmonic stenosis).
Grand total since start of project: 115 patients.
 
Based on the most recent financial report I received from Rotary Club of Makati Southeast, we still have funds left for approximately 20 more patients - if all are PDA's. The goal of this grant as stated in the application was to repair 86 patients so, I think, we will meet this goal.
 
We had a morbidity on one of the children. DENIEL A. (lower left on the collage). Here are Jonas' notes on him:
 
This is a 4.5 kg 7 month old infant with failure to thrive. Cardiac cath showed an elevated pulmonary artery pressure secondary to a left to right shunt from a relatively large PDA. We were able to successfully implant an 8-6 Hyperion PDA occluder. The position of the occluder was satisfactory based on the last angiogram. 
 
According to the mother, when the patient woke up, he cried continuously and couldn't be pacified. She tried breastfeeding but the baby refused. There was a good 30 minutes of continuous crying until the baby went back to sleep. It may very well be (no proof) that this triggered acute rise in the pulmonary artery pressure which may cause the occluder to move towards (embolize) the aorta. On hindsight, the patient should have been sedated longer. When we did our daily rounds at the end of the day, the baby was noted to have a recurrence of the heart murmur which sounded like a PDA. 2D echo revealed a PDA and chest xray revealed the occluder in the aorta (T6-T7 level). We alerted our surgical team and emergency PDA ligation and retrieval of embolized PDA device was done under general anesthesia in the OR.  Dr Carlo Garcia did the procedure.
 
Operation Braveheart will pay additional hospital expenses for this ~ 55,000 pesos (we will take this off the "contingency fund" component of the grant).
 
We continue to work on the interim report for Braveheart II.
 
I did not do the survey. Will work on this if and when we get approval for the Street children grant.
 
Will comment on the "stricter rules" for grants later.
 
-Jess Socrates
 
 
 
We have recently received notification from the family of former Rotarian, Lewis Leiter, that he will be turning 100 yrs young on Sept 18, 2019!  Quite an achievement!
As well as being an active member, Lewis served as Club President too.
If you would like to send an email or card to Lewis to be included in a scrapbook the family is preparing, please do so.  Just identify yourself as a member of the Hanover Rotary Club so the family knows.  Any submission to celebrate his special day would be appreciated.
 
The contact information is:
 
Jeffrey L Leiter
2000 Grenoble Drive, Carrollton, TX  75007-5528
214.755.3221 | jlleiter@verizon.net
 
The following members were nominated to serve as officers and Board members for 2019/2020 beginning on July 1, 2019:
President - Craig Aiello
President Elect - Chris Helt
Treasurer - Brandon Gething
Secretary - Kelly Rebert
Immediate Past President - Torren Ecker
 
Board Members
John Grimes
Erin Smith
Christy Lucas
Ralph Jodice
Rebecca Prehoda
 
As Discussed, we will recruit one of the Five Board members to step into the Vice President’s role over the next month or so.  We will keep nominations open for a week and vote on the lineup at our next Club meeting on March 5, 2019.
Sign Up for D7390 Disaster Rebuild project
A Rotary volunteer work crew will be traveling to New Bern N.C. for the week of Sunday July 14 – Saturday July 20 to work with Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders (FCDR) restoring the interior of homes badly damaged by both high winds and torrential flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in September 2018.
Joining Hands, a disaster rebuild organization founded by me in 2005, has worked with FCDR over the years in hurricane damaged areas from New York, down the east coast, and west to Texas. FCDR provides volunteer housing/meals, skilled construction leadership, tools and qualified projects.
Rotarian John Bailey, Bailey Coach, is providing – free of charge – his Rotary bus to transport the volunteers to New Bern and to/from the work site daily. Volunteer housing cost is $125/person. Minimum age 16. No previous skills required, home repair experience helpful. Open to Rotarians and non-Rotarians.
In addition to John Bailey and myself, we will be joined by experienced Crew Chiefs Rotarian Phil Lehman, Wrightsville Rotary, and Chris Erickson from Hanover.
Do you have the passion for serving families in need? Any questions? Contact: Peg Sennett, 717-630-8281, pegsennett@hotmail.com.
On 1 January 2019, Torren Ecker, the President of the Hanover Rotary Club, was sworn-in as State Representative of the 193rd District.  Many of his family and friends attended the ceremony at the State Capital Building.  Pictured with Torren Hanover’s Past President, Ralph Jodice, who along with his wife, Judy, also attended the ceremony.  The entire Hanover Club is very proud of State Representative and Rotarian President, Torren Ecker.  We wish him much success!

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 the Rotary Club of Hanover sponsored a Town Hall Meeting for the community to discuss the opioid crisis in York County and our Hanover area.  Approximately 30 members of the community attended.  Speakers included Charlene Sciarretta, mother of son who died due to opioids; David Sunday York County DA; Pam Gay, York Co. Coroner; State Reps, Katie Klunk and Torren Ecker.
 
A few of the many things we learned that night:
- Opioid Use Visored/Opioid Addiction means a problematic pattern of opioid use that causes significant impairment or distress.  Can be legal or illegal use of the drug.
- Initially opioids were widely prescribed for pain relief by physicians and the addictive, dangerous nature of the drug was not realized.  That led to widespread misuse and addiction. In 2014 in York Co alone, opioid deaths jumped from 10 to 62 !!  This caused an awareness of the crisis and formation of the Opioid Task Force in the County to address the issue.  In 2018 so far, we have had 218 deaths due to the drug.
- It affects all socioeconomic levels, all races, though most are caucasian.  Roughly 40% are in the city and 60% in the surrounding areas. 
- Marijuana is a gateway drug to opioid addiction.  
- Those who are cocaine users and those just out of prison or rehab are highly affected.
- Hanover has the 4th highest incidence of overdose in York Co.
 
We are very grateful for the time and effort of all of the presenters for this this event.  
John A Nanni Polio Plus Chair for Rotary District 7630 (state of Delaware) will speak to the Hanover Rotary Club at Bay City Restaurant in Hanover PA at 12:30pm Tuesday October 30, 2018. John has had Polio for 64 years and leads his districts efforts to eliminate polio throughout the World.
 
Rotary’s Polio Campaign:
 
Since 1985, Rotary has contributed nearly $1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to the protection of more than two billion children in 122 countries. The disease remains endemic in three countries -- Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan -- although other countries remain at risk for imported cases.
 
To help create awareness of this need, John Bailey, President of York based Bailey Coach and a Hanover Rotarian, created a Rotary Coach with his newest coach he took delivery of this year (pictures attached). Bailey has donated 4 weeks use of this coach to do humanitarian work in the Eastern USA with Rotarians assisting in the efforts. The coach will be showcased at the Hanover Rotary Luncheon tomorrow. 
 
A highly infectious disease, polio causes paralysis and is sometimes fatal. As there is no cure, the best protection is prevention. For as little as US 60 cents worth of vaccine, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. After an international investment of more than US $9 billion, and the successful engagement of over 200 countries and 20 million volunteers, polio could be the first human disease of the 21st century to be eradicated.
 
GPEI is spearheaded by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).  It includes the support of governments and other private sector donors.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Hanover, family members, the Borough of Hanover Shade Tree Commission and the local Forest Service gathered at Longarm Reservoir on Saturday to plant 60 trees for our Day of Service.  Another 20 tress, which the club purchased, are already planted at various locations around Hanover.  The weather was perfect, everyone had fun and as one member said; “it was nice to have fellowship outside of our normal meeting time and location.”  
 
This week, on Wednesday, 25 April at 7 PM, the Mayor of Hanover will honor our club with a Mayor's Proclamation.  The Proclamation will be presented at the beginning of the Council Meeting.  President Ralph, Dale Brubaker and Mike Taylor will receive the Proclamation from the Mayor.  The Proclamation will recognize our club for partnering with the Hanover Shade Tree Commission, our Day of Service Trees Planting and for the purchase of trees located around town.  
Everyone is invited to attend.  Please come out if you can.
 
From 19 to 23 March 2018, Hanover Rotarian, Club President and Junior Achievement (JA) Coordinator, Ralph Jodice, taught the Junior Achievement Program, Our Nation, to both 6th grade classes at St. Teresa of Calcutta in McSherrystown.  The JA Our Nation Program consists of five, 45 minute classes teaching students about our free market economy, entrepreneurship and innovation, the importance of STEM skills in the work force, potential careers, and how the United States is tied to the global economy.  The first picture is of Mrs. Tiffany Stultz’s class.  The second picture is of Mrs. Sherry Chroniger’s class.  
 
Additionally, on 15 March 2018, Hanover Rotarians Bert Elsner, Bob Miller and Mike Cooper supported JA’s STEM Summit at South Western High School in Hanover.
Merle Zehr and his committee are currently asking all members to help sell tickets for our upcoming Cash Raffle in May.  Tickets are $20.00 each and we need Rotarians to sell as many tickets as they can.  As a Club we need to sell $7000.00 as a minimum to break even, and if ALL tickets are sold we could earn close to $15,000.  
A drawing and cash award will be held every day in May and when a ticket is drawn, it goes back into the pot for a chance to win again.  So, ticket holders have numerous chances to win.
 
As with our other fundraisers all proceeds will go to support local non-profits, charities, and community needs.
Peg shared that our District 7390 raised $46,566 for hurricane relief.  Our Club's portion of that was $4019!!  They were able to renovate two homes, not just the one that was planned.
Tastefest 2018 was held on Friday March 2 and Chairperson Kelly shared the results.  Sponsorships went way up this year as did the bottom line, so it was a banner year.  Here is a short summary of what she shared:
2015  Net Profit - $30,702 
2016  Net Profit - $32,165
2017  Net Profit - $31,517
2018 Net Profit - $42,517.14
 
Big thanks and congrats go out to Kelly and the entire Tastfest Committee!!!
 
As with our other fundraisers, all proceeds go to support local community needs.
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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!!!
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
THE POWER OF ONE
One smile can start a friendship.
One word can end a fight.
One example can inspire a community.
One person can change a life.
One kindness can make a difference.
 
YOU CAN BE THE ONE!
                                                  Credit: Growing Bolder
 
Upcoming Speakers
District Governor Paddy Rooney
Jul 23, 2019
Rotary District Governor's Official Visit
Rotary Meeting to be held at Tropical Treat
Jul 30, 2019
Farewell Luncheon for Erin DeWald + Fellowship Time
John Danehy
Aug 06, 2019
Rotary Classification Speech
Dr. George Ioannidis
Aug 13, 2019
New Superintendent for Spring Grove School District
Al Oussoren
Aug 20, 2019
Rotary Classification Speech
Deb Stambaugh
Aug 27, 2019
Rotary Classification Speech
OPEN
Sep 03, 2019
Peg Sennett
Sep 10, 2019
25 Years - That's a Long Time!
Rick McKee
Sep 17, 2019
Rotary Classification Speech
OPEN
Sep 24, 2019
U. S. Representative Lloyd Smucker
Oct 01, 2019
Legislative Update
Warren Risk and RYLA Students
Oct 08, 2019
2019 RYLA Program
PA State Representative Kate Klunk
Oct 15, 2019
Legislative Update
OPEN
Oct 22, 2019
OPEN
Oct 29, 2019
OPEN
Nov 05, 2019
OPEN
Nov 12, 2019
Bob Miller
Nov 19, 2019
Rotary Foundation
Terry Gingrow
Nov 26, 2019
Terry's Tall Tales
OPEN
Dec 03, 2019
Bob Miller
Dec 10, 2019
HOBY
Holiday Program
Dec 17, 2019
No Rotary Meeting
Dec 24, 2019
 
Greeter, Pledge & Prayer Responsibilities
Rotary Greeter, Pledge and Prayer Responsibilities
 
 
 
July
2
Lisa Kane
 
9
Alicia Bowman
 
16
Tammy Miller
 
23
Ralph Jodice
 
                 30
Chris Lontz
Aug
6
John Danehy
 
13
Sharon Kebil- Whisler
 
20
John Bailey
 
27
Melissa Plitt
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sept
3
Dale Brubaker
 
10
Michael Hockenberry
 
17
Michael Taylor
 
24
Brent Toomey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interact News

The Hanover Rotary Club is pleased to support Interact Clubs in two area High Schools - Delone Catholic and Spring Grove.  This section is intended to highlight news & activities reported to us from those Clubs

DELONE CATHOLIC

Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27

  • Delone Interact Club will be conducting their Annual Sleep Out Fundraiser on the campus of the school.  Please stop by and contribute to this worthy cause and support our Interact Club affiliate.

January 2019 Meeting Minutes

  • We received a thank you letter from the Hanover Area Council of Churches regarding the Interact Club’s $1000 donation to the Council’s Provide-A-Lunch (PAL) program!

          April Service Projects - Save the Date!

                      Spring Adopt-A-Highway - April 13, 2019 at 10:00am-12:30pm

                       Earth Day Project - April 13, 2019 at 1:30pm-3:30pm

December 2018 Meeting Minutes

 

  • We received a thank you letter from the Hanover Area Council of Churches regarding the Interact Club’s $1000 donation to the Council’s Provide-A-Lunch (PAL) program!

PennDOT thanks all Interact members who participated in the Adopt-A-Highway last November!

Toys for Tots Collection

  • Toys for Tots collection begins after Thanksgiving break (Nov. 27-Dec. 14)
  • All Interact Club members should donate a toy to the bin outside Mrs. Marrocco’s room (122) in order to count it as one service project. 

November 2018 Meeting Minutes

Adopt-A-Highway Project

Pit Beef/Pork Sandwich Sale - November 10, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Sign up sheets for volunteer shifts will be posted outside of room 122
  • Come out and support the Pit Beef Sale for Interact Club!
  • Please bring donations on Friday or Saturday
 
 
SPRING GROVE
Representatives of the Spring Grove Interact Club made a presentation to our Club on Tuesday March 12, 2019.  They are a newly formed Club in the High School and they have done an outstanding job 1)in pairing their mission to Rotary Missions, 2)organizing themselves, 3) integrating technology into their Club, 4)creative fundraising efforts, 5) worthwhile service projects in the community and the world.  They are off to a fantastic start!
You can follow them on: TWITTER -   sg_interact                                   INSTAGRAM - sghs.interact.club
 
 
 
 
 
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