President Brandon called the meeting to order at 12:25 pm and Steve Plumlee led the Pledge and Prayer.
ATTENDANCE: 34 members were in attendance which is    %  of our membership.  We had 8 guests including our speakers, MaryKay Kelly and John Quashnoc, and 6 Students of the Month from Spring Grove, Hanover, and Delone.
     - Tammy Gobrecht - Virtual Movie Night, sponsored by Your Life, Your Wishes Wednesday April 20, 2022, 6:30 to 8:30pm Second in a series of films exploring how we want to live at life's end.
     - Kathi Fuhrman - volunteers are needed for New Oxford's flea market on the square.  See Kathi for more details.
     - Brandon Gething - there are 2 openings on the Board for next year and the position of Vice President is open. We are also seeking someone(s) to take over the RotaGram. See Brandon or Kathi if interested
PROGRAM: Barb Rupp, MarKay Kelly, and John Quashnoc - SouthWestern School District Organization for Excellence Connection
Dr. Rupp introduced the program as a combination of three different initiatives within the District all aimed at benefiting the students.  She spoke about the concepts of a Tradition of Excellence, Students First, Vision/Mission Focused, and a Mustang Mentality of "Whatever It Takes".
MaryKay explained the first two initiatives - 1) The Alumni Association which focuses on graduates of the District ; and 2) Dollars For Scholars Program which provides scholarships for students.

John Quashnoc then spoke about the third component , The Foundation.  He explained that there are two main parts to the Foundation - 1) serving the needs of current students through the offering of Grants for which teachers can apply.  2) Hall of Excellence - honors graduates of SW who have gone on to lead exemplary lives, made significant achievements or accomplishments.  The outstanding graduates are role models for current students to look to.  They show what a SW education can do for students.
Barb then wrapped-up the program showing how these three initiatives combine to put kids first, and continue a culture at SW - The Mustang Way!
NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM: Dr Sabrina Martyr, UPMC Hillman Oncology Clinic
Dr. Sabrina Martyr will be providing a program regarding her Hematology/Oncology practice in the UPMC Hillman Oncology clinic located in the Medical Office Building on the UPMC Hanover hospital campus.
Dr. Martyr will provide information on her practice and welcomes a dialogue about today's challenges in cancer treatment as well as advances in the field.