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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Bay City Restaurant
110 Eisenhower Drive
Hanover, PA  17331
United States of America
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ATTENDANCE - 46 members were in attendance which is 54.12% of our membership.
Jane Conover from the York Club attended as well as Mary Kay Bernosky, guest of John Bailey and a prospective member and 8 students of the month were our guests.
Bob Miller - April 1, 2020 is the deadline for our Club to have 100% giving to the Foundation.  Please talk to Bob if you want help regarding financial arrangements.
Jess Socrates - Operation Braveheart has now served 141 total patients. (See complete article on our website).  Paul Berg is currently in Hong Kong heading to the Philippines to check on the project.
Craig Aiello - Ways & Means Committee will be evaluating 5 possible fund raising projects for efficacy and then will report back to the Club likely in February.
Kristi Lucas - expressed thanks to Kathi Fuhrman for helping to create an on-line newsletter for Roots For Boots!
PROGRAM - Jeri Jones “Backyard Geology”
Jeri delivered an entertaining and interesting program about the geological aspects in and around the Hanover area.  Among some of the things we learned are the following:
- Volcanic rocks called metabasolt can be found on the north side of the Pigeon Hills.
- There is a vast limestone belt on the south side of the Pigeon Hills that runs through Spring Grove to the Wrightsville area.
- Mastodon fossils have been found in the Vulcan mines.
- Worm tubes called “skolithas” about 541 million years old can be found in the area.
- Faults called the Martic line run through Codorus lake.
- Evidence of iron ore mines and places where charcoal was once made can be found in the Pigeon Hills.  The ore was processed at the Marianne Furnace near Codorus lake.
NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM FEBRUARY 4, 2020 - Michelle Shae & Jessica Ritter “Human Trafficking & PAATH 15 Grant”
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Please welcome the following students for the Month of February 2020:
Delone Catholic H.S.
Kevin Mowrey
Activities: Football, basketball, Lacrosse, National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Spanish Honors Society, church usher, PIAA basketball referee, lawn care/snow removal for neighbors.
Future Plans: Plans to attend a 4-year college to pursue an accounting degree and play football.
Tara Noel
Activities: National Honors Society President, National English Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Rho Kappa Secretary, Kairos Core Team, Peer Ministry, Extraordinary Ministry, Respect Life Club, USA Swimming, Gettysburg Swim Club, barrel racing, lifeguarding, altar serving.
Future Plans: To pursue masters degree in history or english.
Hanover H.S.
Madelyn Hutton
Activities: Student Council, musical ensembles, field hockey, basketball, track & field, drama night theatrical performance, homecoming parade float committee, prom committee, National Honors Society.
Future Plans:
Future Plans:
South Western H.S.
Taylor Cromer
Activities: Women's choir, concert choir, show choir, National Honors Society, Phoenix Magazine, dance, MINIthon,
Future plans: Plans to pursue a degree in environmental science and continue on to graduate school studying entomology.
Elisa M
Activities: National Honors Society Treasurer, Quiz Bowl captain, Brain Buster's captain, Esports.
Future plans: To pursue a degree in economics or political science and advocate for Ecological protection and economic equity.
Spring Grove H.S.
Joy Kelly
Activities: National Honors Society, Link Crew, Tri-M, marching band, indoor percussion, drama, jazz ensemble, volunteer at Providence Community Church.
Future Plans: Plans to major in a health-related field in college - either nursing biomedical engineering.
Brandon Bowman
Activities: Tri-M Music Honors Society, marching band, symphonic band, string orchestra, school plays and musicals, concert choir, International Thespian Society, volunteer at local summer camp, volunteer at disaster relief.
Future plans: Plans to Liberty University for film.
This article is a post from Jess Socrates.  He is providing an update to Operation Braveheart in the Philippines.  8 more children have been helped.
A few days before the end of year 2019, when our total number of patients repaired for Braveheart II was at 98, Dr. Jonas expressed to me that he wanted to round off this number to 100 before the start of the year 2020. A few days ago, he reported to me that he did two more patients before the end of the year, thus meeting his personal goal.
Thanks to everyone's support, these 100 patients plus the 41 previously repaired, brings our grand total to 141 patients repaired.
In a few days, one of my fellow Rotarians, a career diplomat, will visit the Philippines. Jonas has scheduled another patient that he will repair on the day of this visit. This is not an inspection; it is a friendly visit from a Rotarian representing my Club, who is interested in the project.
The attached collage includes the grateful faces of patients #89 to 96 from December 2019.
Sincerely yours,
Jess Socrates, Coordinator, Operation Braveheart
Peg Sennett shares the following update on the donation our Club made to New Hope Ministries to enable them to purchase a scale:


Our Club provided New Hope Ministries with a $5,000.00 floor scale and food container s through a Rotary Club Grant. The scale has been installed and is in use. As part of the Grant, Rotarians must participate in the project. Consequently we have scheduled TUESDAY JANUARY 21ST, 6:00-7:00PM as a time to meet at New Hope Ministries on Baltimore Street to help stock shelves and assist clients. Please mark your calendars. See you there. 

Peg Sennett, Chair Humanitarian Committee

Ralph Jodice is sharing this project information:
Hanover Rotarians recently packed food bags for Ruth’s Harvest.  Ruth’s Harvest ensures grammar school students in need of food go home on Fridays with enough meals to make it through the weekend.  Ruth’s Harvest is one of the primary recipients for funds from The Rotary Club of Hanover’s largest fund raiser called Tastefest.  Over the last 5 years, Tastefest has netted over $30,000 per year which the club pushes back out to the local community.  Pictured here from left to right are Ralph Jodice, Rick McKee (holding the Rotary Coin). Judy Jodice and Tammy Miller.
Congratulations to Greg Staub for Multiple Paul Harris Award
Hanover’s club President, Craig Aiello, and Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, Bob Miller, present Hanover Rotarian and District Governor Designee, Greg Staub, with a multiple Paul Harris Fellowship pin.
Hello everyone,
I am sending you another collage of 8 patients representing patients # 89 - 96. Dr. Jonas has been very busy these past few days doing a marathon of transcatheter repairs. We are way beyond our goal of 86 patients. In fact, Dr. Jonas recently informed me that he just repaired another patient, bringing our total to 99 patients repaired. He promised me that he will do another patient before the end of the year to round off our numbers to 100. And this is just for Operation Braveheart II. Our grand total now is 140 patients. My Rotary partners in the Philippines reported to me that we still have leftover funds to cover a few more patients. So, Operation Braveheart II will definitely change the lives of more than 100 patients. Thank you once again for everyone's support.
Some more good news to share. Dr. Jonas del Rosario has accepted our invitation to come to Baltimore and be our guest speaker for the APPM-UPMASA conference on March 21, 2020. I will also take him to Hanover to spend some time with my Rotary Club. Everyone here knows his name. They will be delighted to meet him face to face.
Finally, one of our Club members is making a trip to the Philippines at the end of January to see the project, meet our Rotary partners and Jonas; and witness a transcatheter repair. This is not an inspection trip like the recent one, it's a friendly visit. 
I hope this email and the attached collage bring more Christmas and holiday joy to everyone.
Sincerely, Jess Socrates



Following the September 2017 hurricane in Puerto Rico, D7390 Rotarians donated $30,386 specifically for Puerto Rico. Over these many months we have searched for a project that met our requirements for documentation and credibility. We have located such a project and are excited that your donations will benefit many.

Begun as a lending library by community activist Jane Stern in 1974, the Jane Stern Dorado Community Library in Puerto Rico quickly became a bilingual learning center for language, literacy and after-school programs as a 501C (3) non-profit corporation. The Library system emphasizes learning programs for adults, teens and children; early education play areas with books and toys; computers and reliable internet access for digital resources. They serve as school libraries during the day, and are open to the surrounding communities from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

The D7390 donation will support operating expenses for two of the Program’s satellite libraries in Toa Baja and in Mameyal that were forced to move to new facilities following the hurricane. Our contribution will provide operating funds for the 2019-2020 school year and the first semester of 2020-2021.

The Jane Stern Library was awarded The U.S. Library of Congress Literacy Award in 2019 for implementation of best practices in literacy promotion. The Library was also a finalist for the U.S. National Medal for Museum and Library Service; IMLS awards high honors to institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.

The Library will keep us posted on their activities and will give us Major Sponsor recognition at the Library’s main entrance and at every event. We will also be recognized through their website, social media, and print material. WE ARE INVITED TO THEIR GALA EVENT TO BE HELD ON MARCH 21, 2020 AT THE RITZ CARLTON RESERVE IN DORADO BEACH P.R. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, CONTACT PEG SENNETT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Please welcome the following students for the Month of December 2019:
Delone Catholic H.S.
Grace Frizzell
Activities: Chorus, marching band, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National English Honor Society, Students Using Ethics, Girl Scouts, fencing, vacation bible school music teacher.
Future Plans: Plans to pursue a 4-year degree in biology and attend medical school to become a pediatric allergist.
Joshua Sherdel
Activities: Baseball, basketball, golf, National Honors Society.
Future Plans: Plans to pursue a finance-related degree.
Hanover H.S.
Lydia Hobson
Activities: National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honors Society, Key Club, 2020 Homecoming Float Committee, Mini-THON, prom committee, Young Democrats Club, Star-Spangled Banner Singers, handbells.
Future Plans: Plans to attend a 4-year college for graphic design or illustration.
Maggie Re
Activities: National Honor Society, Student Council, Tri-M Music Honor Society, steel drums, orchestra, vocal music ensembles varsity field hockey, Prom Committee, Homecoming Float Committee, class secretary.
Future Plans: Plans to attend a 4-year college and dual major in special education and early childhood education.
South Western H.S.
Bailie Zepp
Activities: National Honors Society, certified Mig welder, Hanover soccer club, drag racing.
Future plans: Attend Syracuse University majoring in Biochemistry and minors in biology, chemistry, and forensic science. Continue drag racing with the hopes of upgrading to a pro mod.
Alexis Jones
Activities: Student council, speech, debate, Phoenix Magazine editor, class office, works at York Street Treat.
Future plans: Attend a 4-year liberal arts college with the goal of becoming a prosecuting attorney for criminal law.
Spring Grove H.S.
Emma Kraft
Activities: Marching band, symphonic band, string orchestra, Tri-M, class president, Hanover Symphony Orchestra, York County Honors Band, Sunday school teacher.
Future Plans: Plans to major in chemistry.
Cole McKowen
Activities: Varsity soccer, basketball, volleyball, MINI-thon, Windy Hill Senior Center Ipad tech tutor, student council, National Honor Society, Link Crew leader, Buddy Group helper, One Love youth basketball mentor, Youth group.
Future plans: Plans to major in communications.
The Community Gifts Committee met this Tuesday [Nov 12] and approved the following gifts;
1. New hope Ministries Feed-A-Friend marathon    $1000.
2. Hanover Council of Churches   $2500.
3. Sweet charities Cancer Fund    $1000.
4. Guthrie Memorial Library       $1250.
5. HART Center (50th anniversary)   $1000.
6. Boy Scouts of America New Birth of Freedom Council luncheon  $500.
7. Hanover VNA  $500.
 8.Hanover Symphony Orchestra  $250.
9. Hanover School District Education Foundation  $500.
10. South Western Education Foundation $500.
11. Spring Grove School District  $500.
12. Delone High School   $500.
This totals the $10,000 budgeted for the committee this year. If we are allocated additional funds later in the year, we will discuss other possible gifts.
Please welcome the following students for the Month of November 2019:
Delone Catholic H.S.
Maggie Lawrence
Activities: National Honor Society, English National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Interact Club, Cross Country, Peer Ministry, Kairos Core Team, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Girl Scouts.
Future Plans: Plans to attend school for nursing and become a labor & delivery nurse.
Colby Seeley
Activities: Cross Country, Student Council, works at Brewers Market
Future Plans: Plans to attend community college.
Hanover H.S.
Elizabeth Krenzer
Activities: National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Key Club, Varsity Field Hockey, Club Field Hockey, Track & Field, Club Lacrosse, Drama Night, Prom Committee, Homecoming Float Committee, Mini-THON.
Future Plans: Plans to attend Dickinson College to continue playing field hockey and major in Biology.
Emily Crouse
Activities: National Honor Society, Student Council, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Diversity Alliance, Link Crew, Prom Committee, Homecoming Float Committee, Girl Scouts, Field Hockey, Various Bands, Youth Group.
Future Plans: Plans to attend college to major in political science or sociology.
South Western H.S.
Ashley Coggins
Activities: Key Club, a volunteer at Pleasant Hill Fire Company, volunteer EMT, takes violin lessons.
Future Plans: Plans to attend school to become an RN and eventually a nurse anesthetist.
Layla Adams
Activities: Football and competitive cheerleading, Be the Change Club, powderpuff, works at Subway and as a lifeguard.
Future Plans: Plans to attend college for cheerleading and become a crime scene investigator.
Spring Grove H.S.
Daniel Simpson
Activities: Varsity Football, National Honor Society, Annual Math Competition at HACC, works at Genova's
Future Plans: Plans to major in mathematics.
Allison Hoschar
Activities: Captain of varsity field hockey team & girls' swim team, President of National Honor Society, Link Crew Leader, Spirit Council, Athletic Leadership Council, Volunteers at Friends & Fun Club, lifeguard, swim aide, plays the piano.
Future plans: Plans to study biomedical engineering and attend medical school
Just received this short update from Erin:
I just changed host families so now I live in Inzing. They are very nice and I'm learning more German than ever with them.
Everything is going very well and I have plans this weekend for hiking and going down the mountain on a go-kart type thing. 
I believe there is a trip in December for a Christmas ball in Salzburg. That is the closest trip there is I think.

Erin is now in language camp and enjoying it.  She is in the Advanced Level which is a testament to her abilities and the language program at Southwestern.  The latest gorgeous photo is from Salzburg.
REMINDER:  You can follow and view all of Erin's photos in the Photo Album section on our webpage.
District Governor, Patrick (Paddy) Rooney visited our Club on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  Instead of quoting Rotary statistics, Governor Rooney focused his remarks on the theme of  "Why ROTARY?"  His intent was to to get us to think about why we are members of Rotary and to encourage us to support Rotary International goals.  Good Job Paddy!
Pictured below are (Lft to Rt) are:  Paddy Rooney, District Governor; Greg Staub, Governor Elect; Craig Aiello, Club President
At our meeting on Tuesday July 23, District Governor Paddy Rooney presented John Bailey and his wife Jane with a special Foundation Award for bequesting $10,000 to the Foundation.
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
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.
He who knows others
       is wise;
he who knows himself
      is enlightened.
Lao Tzu/Tao Te Ching
Upcoming Speakers
Michelle Shae and Jessica Ritter
Feb 04, 2020
Human Trafficking + PAATH 15 Grant
Jennifer Holcomb
Feb 11, 2020
How to Talk with your Aging Parents
Anne Druck
Feb 18, 2020
United Way of York County Update + Donor Trends + ALICE program
Tara Kauffman
Feb 25, 2020
Rotary Classification Speech
Mar 03, 2020
Mar 10, 2020
Tammy Gobrecht
Mar 17, 2020
Rotary Classification Speech
Dr. Jonas
Mar 24, 2020
Operation Braveheart
JT Hand
Mar 31, 2020
The York Water Company
Apr 07, 2020
Apr 14, 2020
Ralph Jodice
Apr 21, 2020
Ralph's 8 Attributes of a Rotarian
Apr 28, 2020
May 05, 2020
May 12, 2020
Greeter, Pledge & Prayer Responsibilities
Rotary Greeter, Pledge and Prayer Responsibilities
Dale Brubaker
Barb Rupp
Bob Miller
Mike Hockenberry
Tammy Miller 
Sharon Kebil-Whisler
Donna Haar
M.T. Taylor
Laura Becker
John Bailey
Kathi Fuhrman
Ralph Jodice
Darryl Zoller
Barb Rupp
Karen Nelson
                  21 Paul Berg
                  28 Rhonda Ramos
May                  5 Terry Gingrow
                  12 Ellie Rebert
                  19 Ken Wenger
                  26 Alicia Bowman
June                 2 Kim Hackett
                  9 Melissa Plitt
                 16 Rick McKee
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


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
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 -
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