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Due to COVID19 our in person meeting are postponed. Join us virtually Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
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LATEST CLUB MEETING NEWS
Fellow Rotarians,
 
I hope you are well. During these unprecedented times we would like to continue providing value and engaging our members. To this end, we have decided to hold Hanover’s first virtual club meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at noon. The login information is provided below and will be posted on our website and Facebook along with instructions on how to join. More information to follow.  For now, please mark your calendar for this event.
 
Note: Members will not lose attendance for not attending
 
Topic: Hanover Rotary Virtual Meeting & How business are responding
Time: Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Duration: 30 minutes
Moderator: Craig Aiello
 
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here 5 mins prior to the meeting
Meeting ID: 285 674 470
Password: 031596
Call in: (415) 762-9988 or (646) 568-7788. and follow the verbal instructions.
 
First time for Zoom meeting check out this how to join. https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1
 
Virtual Meeting Etiquette
• Check that the computer you are using has collaboration software installed
• Ensure you have the correct dial-in number and meeting access code
• Log on before the start of the meeting (late arrivals break the flow of discussions)
• Be aware of background noise at your location that could intrude
• State your name whenever you speak
• Concentrate on meeting content and avoid distractions around you
• Take notes to help you summarize your thoughts and make succinct comments
• Speak clearly at a measured pace
• Avoid speaking over the top of other participants
• Follow the guidance of the meeting moderator and be respectful of others
• Use the chat feature for asking questions
• Send announcements in advance to the moderator
 
VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING - 3/27/2020
 
Due to these extreme circumstances in our communities right now, the Board met virtually.  Items discussed are as follows:
 
- Confirmed that we would follow State and Federal guidelines and continue to suspend Club meetings until further notice.
 
- Recognized that in the meantime it is vital to keep communication with our members flowing.   To that end we -
  a) will continue sending Newsletters weekly
  b) will hold virtual Club meetings on-line at our usual time, Tuesdays at noon beginning on March 31, 2020.  Further instruction from Craig will be forthcoming.
 
- Recognized that we have members with families who are being hit particularly hard by this Coronavirus outbreak.  It can be an emotional,  medical, and fiscal hardship for many of our members.  Consequently Craig and the Board want to reiterate the following actions -
  a) we have suspended the meal portion of every members' dues until further notice
  b) our physical meeting cancellation will not reflect negatively on anyone's attendance for the duration of this community social isolation
  c) we need to provide assistance to our members if we can (see below)
 
- Historically our Club has given generously in time and resources to our community, RI, and numerous national and international projects.  Perhaps now we need to focus on assisting our members where we can.  To that end -
   We are asking any member who is experiencing hardships during this extraordinary time to contact President Craig to discuss their need.  Maybe there is some
   way that we can harness our collective energy to support our members in need.  ALL CONTACTS WILL BE KEPT IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.
  - Perhaps we have members who are housebound for a variety of reasons.  Can we help by picking up and delivering needed prescriptions or emergency supplies?
  - Do we have members who feel isolated from friends and family that could use a phone call or virtual chat?
  - Do we have members who are running out of ideas of what to do with their kids while schools are shut down; or who are having to care for their aging parents?  
    Perhaps we have have members with knowledge and creative ideas that we could draw on to share with others.
These are just a few examples of support that we might be able to provide.  So if you have needs where Rotary might be able to help in some way, or if you have ideas how Rotary could help others,  please contact President Craig at craig@asixquality.com; 717-451-0568.
 
 
 
 
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VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING - 3/27/2020
 
Due to these extreme circumstances in our communities right now, the Board met virtually.  Items discussed are as follows:
 
- Confirmed that we would follow State and Federal guidelines and continue to suspend Club meetings until further notice.
 
- Recognized that in the meantime it is vital to keep communication with our members flowing.   To that end we -
  a) will continue sending Newsletters weekly
  b) will hold virtual Club meetings on-line at our usual time, Tuesdays at noon beginning on March 31, 2020.  Further instruction from Craig will be forthcoming.
 
- Recognized that we have members with families who are being hit particularly hard by this Coronavirus outbreak.  It can be an emotional,  medical, and fiscal hardship for many of our members.  Consequently Craig and the Board want to reiterate the following actions -
  a) we have suspended the meal portion of every members' dues until further notice
  b) our physical meeting cancellation will not reflect negatively on anyone's attendance for the duration of this community social isolation
  c) we need to provide assistance to our members if we can (see below)
 
- Historically our Club has given generously in time and resources to our community, RI, and numerous national and international projects.  Perhaps now we need to focus on assisting our members where we can.  To that end -
   We are asking any member who is experiencing hardships during this extraordinary time to contact President Craig to discuss their need.  Maybe there is some
   way that we can harness our collective energy to support our members in need.  ALL CONTACTS WILL BE KEPT IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.
  - Perhaps we have members who are housebound for a variety of reasons.  Can we help by picking up and delivering needed prescriptions or emergency supplies?
  - Do we have members who feel isolated from friends and family that could use a phone call or virtual chat?
  - Do we have members who are running out of ideas of what to do with their kids while schools are shut down; or who are having to care for their aging parents?  
    Perhaps we have have members with knowledge and creative ideas that we could draw on to share with others.
These are just a few examples of support that we might be able to provide.  So if you have needs where Rotary might be able to help in some way, or if you have ideas how Rotary could help others,  please contact President Craig at craig@asixquality.com; 717-451-0568.
 
 
 
 
Fellow Rotarians,
 
I hope you are well. During these unprecedented times we would like to continue providing value and engaging our members. To this end, we have decided to hold Hanover’s first virtual club meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at noon. The login information is provided below and will be posted on our website and Facebook along with instructions on how to join. More information to follow.  For now, please mark your calendar for this event.
 
Note: Members will not lose attendance for not attending
 
Topic: Hanover Rotary Virtual Meeting & How business are responding
Time: Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Duration: 30 minutes
Moderator: Craig Aiello
 
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here 5 mins prior to the meeting
Meeting ID: 285 674 470
Password: 031596
Call in: (415) 762-9988 or (646) 568-7788. and follow the verbal instructions.
 
First time for Zoom meeting check out this how to join. https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1
 
Virtual Meeting Etiquette
• Check that the computer you are using has collaboration software installed
• Ensure you have the correct dial-in number and meeting access code
• Log on before the start of the meeting (late arrivals break the flow of discussions)
• Be aware of background noise at your location that could intrude
• State your name whenever you speak
• Concentrate on meeting content and avoid distractions around you
• Take notes to help you summarize your thoughts and make succinct comments
• Speak clearly at a measured pace
• Avoid speaking over the top of other participants
• Follow the guidance of the meeting moderator and be respectful of others
• Use the chat feature for asking questions
• Send announcements in advance to the moderator
 
The following is posted on behalf of Merle Zehr regarding our Raffle Fundraiser:
 
The Rotary Raffle Committee has decided to cancel the current Raffle Fundraiser. The Covid-19 Pandemic is limiting our ability to sell raffle tickets, so we have decided to discontinue the raffle at this time.  Once things return to normal, the Committee will meet and determine when we can have another raffle. 
 
                If you have already sold tickets, then you will need to refund the money to the individual(s) who purchased them.   I have attached a copy of this letter to provide to the person you are refunding, should you choose to do so. 
 
                If you have already turned in the funds to Grant Holub, then we will be mailing a refund to those individuals along with a copy of this letter.  Please call me if you have any questions.
 
               We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (717) 339-5182 or Grant Holub at (717) 339-5140.
              
               
                Please note if you have any unsold  Raffle Tickets, just hang onto them for now.  Once things get back to normal and our membership is able to hold our regular 
                lunch meetings, then bring them to the meetings and turn them into Grant or myself at that time.
 
       Thank you!
            
 
Be safe!   I pray and trust that God will guide us during these tough times.
 
 
            
 
This message is posted on behalf of Club President Craig Aiello:
 
From: Craig Aiello <craig.asixquality.com@clubrunner.email
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:13 PM
Subject: Hanover Club meetings, Dues, & Attendance
 
Dear Hanover Rotarians, 
 
As the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, our Hanover Rotary Club meetings and events are suspended.  To this end, Hanover Rotary Club meetings are canceled through April.  Hanover Rotary Club members will not be charged for meals or lose attendance status for our meetings which are canceled.
 
Our priority remains the safety and health of all our members.  We will continue to follow the guidance from our government, health officials and our District 7390 leadership.  
 
For those affected, you are in our hearts and prayers.
 
Stay safe.
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
Craig
Recently 7 of our Club members attended PETS training to learn more about the inner workings of Rotary.  It was held in Gettysburg.  Picture "framed" below are Greg Staub, Kimberly Hackett, and Chris Helt.
The following update on Operation Braveheart is provided by Jess Socrates:
 
Latest update on Operation Braveheart that I sent to our supporters.
 
Dr, Jonas del Rosario, has performed the last PDA repair from our Braveheart II funds. We have spent the entire $124,000 grant resulting in the repair of 104 patients. The faces of the last 8 patients (97-104) are on the attached collage.
 
We have repaired a grand total of 145 patients.
 
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for everyone's support. 
 
As soon as we pay all the bills and zero our bank balance, we will submit a final report to the Rotary Foundation. We will then attempt to apply for another grant. As in the two previous grants, we will need "seed money" that will be matched by Rotary. The more "seed money" we have, the larger the Rotary match and more patients will be repaired.
 
One major news to share with everyone is the upcoming visit of Dr. Jonas del Rosario, our volunteer pediatric interventional cardiologist. He will be the guest speaker at the joint APPM-UPMASA (Association of Philippine Physicians in Maryland; UP Medical Alumni Society in America) Conference to be held on March 21 in Baltimore. He will also be a guest of the Rotary Club of Hanover the following Tuesday.
 
Respectfully, Jess Socrates, Coordinator, Operation Braveheart
 
This story is posted below on behalf of Ralph Jodice and Junior Achievement :
 
 
Both of Sherry Chroniger’s 6th grade social studies classes at St. Teresa of Calcutta in McSherrystown completed the Junior Achievement program, Our Nation, taught by Hanover Rotarian, Ralph Jodice.  This 5 lesson program taught the 52 students about the free market economy, entrepreneurship and innovation, career clusters, getting and keeping the job, and global economic connections. 
 
A group sponsored by the Hanover rotary club departed today for new Bern NC to assist with rebuilding hurricane flooded homes. This is the 2nd trip for the group in July 2019 they travelled to new Bern to assist in rebuilding 2 homes. The group is led by Rotarian Peg Sennett 
 
Please keep them in your prayers for a safe trip down and back.
 
We wish them well and want to hear all accounts of their trip when they return.
Fellow Rotarians
 
Please see the below from Allison Kierce at JA.  If you are interested and can support, please contact Allison directly at JA.  Her contact info is at the end of the note.  Thank you...Ralph 
 
Good Morning!
 
Thank you for your past support of our Junior Achievement programs in the South Western School District.  Due to cancellations, we are in URGENT need of 3 volunteers for Wednesday’s STEM Summit.
 
All 332 9th graders will spend the day learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and the opportunities that STEM careers can provide.
 
If you are already signed up to participate in this STEM Summit, THANK YOU and please consider asking a friend or colleague to join you.  If you are not signed up, I hope you will consider supporting the students of South Western High School and sharing this opportunity.
 
Our volunteers are our best advocates and we cannot do this without you!  All training is provided the morning of the event and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided by SWHS.
 
Because of our volunteers like you, JA is on track to inspire over 100,000 students again this school year.  We are so grateful to you for all of the support that you provide for our programs and the students of South Central PA!
 
Happy Saturday!
 
Allison Kierce | Senior Vice President Operations
Junior Achievement of South Central PA 
717.843.8028  | akierce@jascpa.org
This email is being sent on behalf of Peg Sennett to provide an update on the Club Grant we used to assist New Hope Ministries.
 

Through a Club Grant, the Rotary Club of Hanover provided New Hope Ministries of Hanover with a floor scale and two folding wire containers.  The staff and volunteers have high praise for this new in-the-floor scale. Previously, volunteers had to physically push pallets onto an upgrade. With the new scale, pallets are moved onto the scale with a lift truck or hand jack, making the job less physical, more time efficient and much safer.  In an average month, over 150,000 pounds of food are weighed and handled multiple times, serving between 800-900 households per month.  That was a lot of pushing, pulling and heaving to get pallets of food onto the old scale.  The durable, folding containers also improve the efficiency of operations, eliminating the need to store food in cardboard boxes that warp and become insecure.

Pictured are Hanover Rotarians re-packaging items for New Hope clients.  The Rotary signage above the scale was donated by Rotarian Scott Kurtz and Minuteman Press; it will constantly remind New Hope clients and volunteers that Rotary is involved in serving the community.

    

  In order to view the photos, please refer to the "Downloads" section on the website and click on "Scale Project with New Hope Ministries".

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:
 

CLUB GRANT FLOOR 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.
Ralph 
 

FUNDS COLLECTED FOR PUERTO RICO DISASTER RELIEF HAVE BEEN

DISBURSED TO THE JANE STERN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

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.

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.
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.

 
 
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Points To Ponder:
 
Venison for dinner again?   Oh deer! 
 
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool
They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo.
Upcoming Speakers
Craig Aiello
Mar 31, 2020
Hanover Rotary Club Virtual Meeting & How Businesses Are Responding
OPEN
Apr 07, 2020
OPEN
Apr 14, 2020
Ralph Jodice
Apr 21, 2020
Ralph's 8 Attributes of Service
OPEN
Apr 28, 2020
Wade Markel
May 05, 2020
American Heart Association Local Activities for 2020
OPEN
May 12, 2020
OPEN
May 19, 2020
OPEN
May 26, 2020
OPEN
Jun 02, 2020
OPEN
Jun 09, 2020
OPEN
Jun 16, 2020
Greeter, Pledge & Prayer Responsibilities
Rotary Greeter, Pledge and Prayer Responsibilities
 
 
 
Jan
7
Dale Brubaker
 
14
Barb Rupp
 
21
Bob Miller
 
28
Mike Hockenberry
 
                  
Feb
4
Tammy Miller 
 
11
Sharon Kebil-Whisler
 
18
Donna Haar
 
25
M.T. Taylor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mar
3
Laura Becker
 
10
John Bailey
 
17
Kathi Fuhrman
 
24
Ralph Jodice
 
                31
Darryl Zoller
 
 
 
April
                7
Barb Rupp
 
                14
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
                 23  
                 30  
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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