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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
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LATEST CLUB MEETING NEWS
At our meeting on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 Jess Socrates shared that 8 more children in the Philippines have been helped through Operation Braveheart.  This has been a cooperative effort involving our Club, a Club in the Philippines, our District and the Rotary Foundation.  This project continues to demonstrate the dramatic effect that a joint effort can have in the lives of people throughout the world.  
Pictured below are the latest 8 children who received much needed medical attention through this project.
 
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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.  
This is the email I sent with collage to my medical alumni group that helped raise seed money for Braveheart II.
 
 
I am delighted to inform everyone that Operation Braveheart II is back in action. THANK YOU once again for all your donations and efforts to raise funds for our Chapter's project.
 
We are grateful for the kind volunteer efforts of Dr. Jonas del Rosario. He is assisted by his Fellow for this year, Dr. Jethro Macallan, nurses and other volunteers. I have known Jethro since he was a struggling medical student. He is now a Board certified pediatric cardiologist and is doing his fellowship in Interventional cardiology under the tutelage of Jonas. He will hopefully be another volunteer in the future. In addition to repairing children's heart defects Operation Braveheart is also providing opportunities for young physicians to become future interventionists in the Philippines.
 
Please check out the attached collage of the 8 patients we have just repaired - 3 children with PDA and 5 with ASD. A reminder that ASD's (and VSD's) cost twice as much as PDA's
 
ELIXIE, the first patient operated by Jonas in Sept 28 is a 2 year old girl with Atrial Septal Defect and Trisomy 21. The family is from Tondo, Manila. Her father is a delivery boy/ driver. Her mother is unemployed.
 
You are all part of this. This is your project.
 
Thank you, Jess Socrates
 
 
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 GREATEST OBSTACLE TO DISCOVERY IS NOT IGNORANCE - IT IS THE ILLUSION OF KNOWLEDGE
 
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Upcoming Speakers
Holiday Program
Dec 18, 2018
Holiday Program
No Rotary Meeting
Dec 25, 2018
No Rotary Meeting
No Rotary Meeting
Jan 01, 2019
No Rotary Meeting
Mike Fiery
Jan 08, 2019
Fireside Chat
Rich Moorhead
Jan 15, 2019
Art of Board
John Gerken
Jan 22, 2019
History of Gerken Fam. from Germany to USA, What it Means to be an American, & Surviving Great Depr.
Robert Miller and Torren Ecker
Jan 29, 2019
Presentation of Rotary Foundation Awards to Hanover Rotary Club
Sam Jarvis
Feb 05, 2019
Music and Memory Program - Cross Keys Village
Ralph Serpe
Feb 12, 2019
Adams County Community Foundation
Michele Sheets
Feb 19, 2019
Rotary Classification Speech
OPEN
Feb 26, 2019
OPEN
Mar 05, 2019
Sierra Rhodes, Club Moderator + Interact Students
Mar 12, 2019
Spring Grove Interact Club
OPEN
Mar 19, 2019
OPEN
Mar 26, 2019
OPEN
Apr 02, 2019
ON HOLD
Apr 09, 2019
Program Pending
OPEN
Apr 16, 2019
OPEN
Apr 23, 2019
 
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Tammy Miller
 
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Warren Miller
 
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Bob Miller
 
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