President Brandon opened the meeting at 12:25 and Tammy Miller led the pledge and prayer.
ATTENDANCE: 28 members in person and 1 member our speaker, Torren Ecker, virtual
                              2 guests, Shanna Hollich, Director of the Library, guest of Chris Neri;  Jessica Waltersdorff, 
Dale Brubaker - HACC clean up day Nov 16, 2021 - sign up if you would like to volunteer.  You received a separate mailing this morning with all the details.
Dale Brubaker - paint the shed project needs your help.  This Saturday beginning at 10:00 am.  You received a separate sign-up sheet for this project.
Deb Stambaugh  - Pints for Polio will take place on World Polio Day, Oct 24, 2021.  It will be held at The Markets.  10% of all proceeds received will go to Polio Plus and then that amount will be tripled through the Gates Foundation.
Chris Neri - see Chris or go to the library to buy lottery tickets for the library fundraiser.  There are 2 chances to win per ticket.  There will be a winner every day. 
Carol Conner - True North will hold a fundraiser Oct 7, 8 at The Markets.
PROGRAM: State Rep. Torren Ecker, Legislative Issues
Past President and Current State Representative Torren Ecker shares a legislative update to our club and answers some great questions from our membership about key issues affecting our communities. 
80% of the Bills passed are done so in bi-partisan manner and most are unanimous.
Some of the issues Torren shared included:
- Work Force Issues - encouraging people to return to work to fill the many vacancies in every community and industry.
- Redistricting - Redrawing congressional districts as the population changes and moves.  Statewide we lose a congressman each year.  In south central Pa, we may actually gain a rep because we are increasing in population.
- Emergency Declaration Act - they are discussing and working on what limitations would be appropriate for the Governor to have.
- Hurricane Ida - they likely will extend the Declaration for South East Pa.
- Audit of recent elections - Senate is dealing with the audit of past elections and what personal information will be collected.
- Financing Road Repairs -since gas taxes fund road repairs there is some concern that as elec cars become more prevalent this revenue source will diminish.
Torren is always willing to come to events to support the community relative to State government.  He feels it is important to give back to the community.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to us and we look forward seeing you at Rotary in the near future.
NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM: Cathy Bollinger, Director of Embracing Aging, New Resources for Older Adults in York Co.