Rotary Board Meets Virtually

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; 717-451-0568.
Rotary Board Meets Virtually Warren Risk 2020-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club to Meet Virtually

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.
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
Rotary Club to Meet Virtually Craig Aiello 2020-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Raffle Update

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.
Rotary Raffle Update Merle Zehr 2020-03-23 04:00:00Z 0

Message from Club President Craig Aiello

This message is posted on behalf of Club President Craig Aiello:
From: Craig Aiello <
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,
Message from Club President Craig Aiello Craig Aiello 2020-03-23 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Board Meeting Cancelled

From President Craig:
The Rotary Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:30 am has been cancelled in an effort to comply with recommendations to limit face-to-face meetings where possible.
Rotary Board Meeting Cancelled 2020-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Meeting Cancellations

This post is from our Club President, Craig Aiello:
Dear Warren,
Please be advised that club meetings for both Tuesday, 3/17 and 3/24 are canceled.
By now you have heard plenty about COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are reaching out to assure you that the safety and well-being of our club members remains our highest priority.
According to the most recent information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and we are making decisions to protect everyone to the best of our ability.
Here is the link to the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine interactive real-time map so you can get up-to-date information by location.
We will keep you updated throughout this dynamic situation and will use the advice of governments, public health authorities, and medical professional to guide our decisions. Thank you for your support, cooperation, and commitment to ensuring our collective health and well-being.
Craig Aiello
Rotary Club Meeting Cancellations Craig Aiello 2020-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Meeting March 10, 2020

Meeting Summary March 10, 2020
ATTENDANCE 39 of our 85 members were in attendance which represents 45.88% of our membership.  Guests/speakers included Dr Kurt Thomas DO,  Vice President Medical Affairs;  Dr. Brittany Barker, DO, Hospitalist and Program Medical Director; Jennifer Laughman, Infection Preventionist, Lisa Duffy, all from UPMC.  Also, 8 Students of the Month attended.
Grant Holub - Rotary Raffle Fundraiser is underway.  If you haven’t received your tickets to sell, or if you need more tickets, please contact Grant or Merle.
Craig Aiello - recognized Kelly Rebert and the entire Tastefest Committee for a job well done for a very successful event.  Many members stated how well the event went.  Nice job!
Craig (and Kim Hackett) - our incoming exchange student for the 2020/21 school year is Gustav Christianson from Denmark.  All accounts are that he is a bright young man, social, and athletic.  PLEASE HELP US TO FIND TWO MORE HOST FAMILIES TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOR THIS EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG MAN, PREFERABLY IN THE SOUTHWESTERN SCHOOL DISTRICT,  BUT OTHER LOCALES WILL BE CONSIDERED.  PUT THE WORD OUT TO YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLES, CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, ETC. TO FIND A HOST FAMILY.  This would only be a 3 month responsibility.
Paul Berg - Paul gave us a brief overview of his trip to the Philippines where he visited our two projects Braveheart and a school for “street children” and homeless children.  Paul was very impressed with both projects and the people who are involved with them.  Dr Jonas will visit us in two weeks.  Our Rotary friends and families of those who benefitted from the projects are extremely grateful for what you have helped provide.
PROGRAM - Dr Kurt Thomas, Dr Brittany Barker, Jennifer Laughman UPMC - CoronaVirus, COVID19
Due to the recent and growing concerns surrounding the spread of this virus, and media hype the program committee asked UPMC Hanover Hospital to provide us with current, accurate information.
- coronaviruses are not new.  The are in the class of illnesses like colds and flu. The thing that makes this different now is that as the virus spread between different animals in the “live markets” in China, and it then mutated into a different virus.  People bought these animals for consumption and ate uncooked meat containing the virus.  Thus it spread to humans.
- symptoms typically include high fever, cough, shortness of breath and other respiratory issues.
- very few kids have been infected but elderly people and people with underlying health issues - diabetes, COPD, heart problems, asthma etc - are most at risk.
- there are no cases at UPMC now but they are in various stages of making preparations in the event we are hit with COVID 19 here.  UPMC is in constant contact with the State Health Dept and the CDC because conditions, updates, and recommendations change almost hourly.
- Pa has 10 cases as of today but none are spread via community.  Each case was traced to an individual visiting an infected source outside the community and bringing it in.
- not everyone should be tested.  If you are exhibiting the symptoms and are extremely ill, go to your primary physician or the emergency room BUT call them first and tell them what you suspect.  That way they can prepare their facility and staff properly.
- this recommendations are don’t panic, wash hands in hot soapy water for 20 secs, cover your mouth when you cough, stay home when you are sick.  Also do what you can to enhance your immune system - get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, stay away from congested areas.
- you can feel free to go to to get current info and updates.
NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM - Tammy Gobrecht - Classification Speech
Meeting March 10, 2020 Warren Risk 2020-03-10 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports JA at McSherrystown School

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. 
Rotary Supports JA at McSherrystown School Ralph Jodice 2020-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting February 25, 2020

Meeting February 25, 2020
ATTENDANCE - 41 of our 85 members were in attendance which is 48.24% of Membership
Also in attendance was Taylor Thomas, guest of Greg Staub and John Silcox, son of recently deceased    member Jack Silcox.  He was a guest of John Bailey.  6 students of the month also attended.
John Bailey - Peg Sennett left on Sunday leading a group from York area on a Rotary mission trip to New Bern, NC.  We pray for their success and safety.
Merle Zehr - announced the kick off to our Raffle fundraiser.  He handed out tickets to all members in attendance to sell.  Rankle will take place on 5/1 thru 5/31.  Tickets are $20 a piece.
Bob Miller - presented a Paul Harris Award to Greg Staub (multiple)
Craig Aiello - addressed a question about Interact Clubs and Rotaract Clubs.
PROGRAM - Tara Kauffman - Classification Speech
Tara’s presentation centered around the importance of the following phrase to her. “ Those who are happiest are those that do the most for others”
She was born in Indiana, went to Illinois State Univ. studying to be an English teacher. Illinois State was known as The Green Wave and we found out why.  She eventually changed her major to an English degree at Towson State and earned an MS degree at Johns Hopkins.  She has 2 children, Christopher and Kayla.  She now works at the YMCA as the Financial Development Director.  Her parents were both Special Education teachers and did much volunteering.  Tara spoke about the Y’s mission and scholarship programs for child care.
NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM - James(Brady) Slater.  UPMC Hanover Medical Fitness Center
Meeting February 25, 2020 Warren Risk 2020-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Sponsors Mission Trip to NC

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.
Rotary Sponsors Mission Trip to NC John Bailey 2020-02-23 05:00:00Z 0

Junior Achievement Needs Volunteers Immediately

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  |
Junior Achievement Needs Volunteers Immediately Ralph Jodice 2020-02-23 05:00:00Z 0

Passing of Rotarian

Long time Rotarian and Honorary member, Jack Silcox, passed away this morning Feb 20, 2020.  


John VanKirk Silcox Jr. “Jack”, age 92, passed away, suddenly, at his home on February 20, 2020. He was the loving husband of Susanna (Judd) Silcox; together they shared over 66 years of marriage. 

Jack was born in Trenton NJ on January 23, 1928 and was the son of the late John VanKirk Silcox and Mae (Carnochan) Silcox. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged. He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Business and also attended the Harvard School of Business. He was the President of the Bank of Hanover for many years and retired in 1990. He was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, where he was very active and served on many committees. He was also a former Boy Scout Leader in Spring Grove and was a longtime member of the Hanover Rotary. 

In addition to his wife Susanna; he is survived by his son John V. Silcox III of Glen Alpine NC; his daughter Martha Silcox Gardner and her husband Greg of San Jose CA; his daughter in law Mary Ellen Lowry of Durham NC; his grandchildren Annie, Jim, Caroline, Rebecca, Joanna, Michael, Ruth and 11 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son James E. Silcox and his sister Muriel Schaffer. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:00AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St., Spring Grove with Pastor Alison Bowlan officiating. He will be laid to rest following the service next to his son at Spring Grove Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 10:00AM – 11:00AM at the church. Family services are under the direction of Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., of Spring Grove. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. 

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Passing of Rotarian John Bailey 2020-02-20 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting Summary Feb 18, 2020

Regular Club Meeting Feb 18, 2020
ATTENDANCE - 49 of our 85 members attended which is 57.65% of our membership.  Also in attendance were Anne Druck, Downtown York Club; Chris Zoller, wife of Darryl; and 6 students of the month.
Carol Connor - 3 items - diamond necklace, purse, briefcase - will be auctioned off at Tastefest.
Craig Aiello - the District Conference will be held on Friday May 1 & Saturday May 2 at The York History Center and Heritage Hills, York.  Register at District website.
Bob Miller -  Honorary Member Frank Bagot has been moved into Central Care at Homewood.  He would appreciate visitors.
- Paul Harris Fellowships were awarded to Darryl Zoller(1st), Terry Gingrow (multiple), Kim Hackett(multiple),
PROGRAM - ANNE DRUCK ,    "United Way of York County Update; Donor Trends; ALICE Program
Some of the things Anne shared with us include:
- John Bailey significantly increased the United Way donorship in his company and Utz also showed a positive increase.
- Lessons Learned for UW are investing in CRM - Customer Related Management - in the organization so they can now help donors bundle ALL their Community giving; and they received a Stabler Grant to purchase a van.
- Challenges for UW are the fact that donorship across the country and locally have decreased by 45%. Recognizing that the Donor Landscape has changed and the need to model things that are working for Lehigh Valley and Berks  Co. Additionally the UW building needs a new roof and AC system
- ALICE Asset LimitedIncome Constrained Employed - 32% of the population fits into this category.  These folks are living paycheck to paycheck and are one medical or financial emergency away from disaster.  Chief causes are Housing, healthcare, and transportation expenses.
Anne threw out a challenge to Rotary - We give “educational scholarships” to students for college, so why not offer a program to provide “childcare scholarships “?
 These 3 elements are indicitive of strong. Communities - Chamber of Commerce - Community Foundation - United Way!
NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM FEB 25, 2020 -  Tara Kauffman   "Rotary Classification Speech"
Meeting Summary Feb 18, 2020 Warren Risk 2020-02-19 05:00:00Z 0


ATTENDANCE -39 members were in attendance which is 45.88% of our membership.  The were also 8 Students of the Month in attendance as our guests.
- Chris Neri - was distributing Tastefest tickets to those who purchased them.
- Bob Miller - reminder that bus trip to Pentagon on April 15 is filling up.  If you plan to go you must contact Bob today or ASAP.
- Craig Aiello -we need a counselor for an inbound exchange student for next year and we need host
                        - raffle tickets will be going on sale at the end of February.
                        - 7 members will be attending the Rotary Leadership Institute
- Melissa Plitt - shared “A Foundation Minute” .  Gates Foundation has renewed their pledge to match
  each dollar given 2:1; and she related projects from around the world funded with RF money.
PROGRAM - Jennifer Holcomb “How To Talk To Your Aging Parents”
Some things that we learned:
- Remove emotion from the discussion and stick to facts
- Don’t avoid or delay having these conversations. talk about the issues briefly and often.
- When we meet with resistance we do one of two things - go silent or get violent
- Goal is to get to a point of Shared Meaning where it is safe and factual.
- Make sure you give honest respect to the elder person, and give them some power and control.
- Don’t expect immediate resolution
- Engage in empathetic listening - listening with the heart
- Control your emotions and don’t react or overact, but do respond.
- Create a contract w/ the older adult 
NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM 2/18/20 Anne Druck “United Way of York Co. Update, Donor Trends, ALICE Program
MEETING FEBRUARY 11, 2020 Warren Risk 2020-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

March 2020 Students of the Month

Please welcome the following students for the Month of February 2020:
Delone Catholic H.S.
Mary Caroline Hoverkamp
Activities: Student Council Executive Secretary, Rho Kappa Vice President, National Honor Society Treasurer, Students Using Ethics Co-President, National English Honor Society, Squire Ambassadors, Interact, Pro-Life Club, Peer Ministry, Kairos Core Team, Sound Crew, Field Hockey,
Future Plans: To play field hockey at Limestone University, graduate from medical school and become a pediatric oncologist or join Doctors without Borders.
Logan Pieper
Activities: Peer Ministry, Chorus, Cross Country, Mu Alpha Theta, NEHS, NHS, SUE Committee, County Chorus, Pro-Life Club, Extraordinary Adminsitor of Communion, church singing, Barrel Racing, works at Kohl's.
Future Plans: To pursue a degree in engineering or biochemistry.
Hanover H.S.
Alyssa Johnson
Activities: National Honor Society, National Art Honors Society, Tennis, Mini-THON, Physics Olympics, Music in the Morning, Women's Chorus, Chamber Choir, Link Crew, works at Perkins.
Future Plans: Plans to pursue art education at Shippensburg University.
Isabelle Spangler-Geisler
Activities: National Honors Society, Fundraising Committee, National Art Honors Society, Field Hockey, Track & Field, Powder-Puff Football, Mini-THON, Peer Tutoring.
Future Plans: Plans to attend Albright University to pursue a pre-medical and biotechnology degree.
South Western H.S.
Will Kuhn
Activities: Works at Starbucks.
Future plans: Plans to pursue a path to become a therapist or work on cars.
Emma Hynson
Activities: Tennis, Future Business Leaders of America, TRI-M Music Honors Society, National Honors Society, Link Crew, Hanover Symphony Orchestra, works at doctor's office, York Adams Community Tennis Association volunteer.
Future plans: To pursue a medical degree and become a general practitioner/family doctor.
Spring Grove H.S.
Ivy Snyder
Activities: Peer Mentoring, History Club, Interact Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Mock Trial, Future Leaders of York, Distinguished Youn Women, Piano Lessons, PA Keystone Girls State, Intern at York County Self-Help Center, works at Crabb's Tropical Treat.
Future Plans: Plans to pursue UWA Urban development and city planning.
Benjamin Vincent
Activities: AP Courses, Artist of the Month, Church.
Future plans: Plans to pursue a degree in computer science or chemistry.
March 2020 Students of the Month Kathi Fuhrman 2020-02-01 05:00:00Z 0


 41 of our 85 members were in attendance which is 48.24 % of membership
We also had Bert Elsner's wife, daughter and son-in-law Leslie & Robert, and care-giver Dian Stahl; Wendall's son Kyle;Frank Herrun from Red Lion/Dllstwn; and Kim Bailey from Gettysburg; and 7 students of the month.
Kelly R. - Tastiest Tickets are on sale to the Club and will now go out to the public
Paul  S. - Winterfest at Codorus is this Saturday and we could use some volunteers anytime between 9:30am- 1:00pm
Peg S. - Volunteer at New Hope tonight beginning at 6:00
Craig - Ways and Means will be reporting on suggestions for new fundraisers
          - 7 Club members will be going to Rotary Leadership Institute, contact him ASAP if you want to go
          - Rotary Means Business will be held in Gettysburg - check District website
Frank Herron, RedLion/Dllstwn Club shared their fundraiser - York Area KeyWay to Dining - $40.00
Bob Miller - Presented a Paul Harris Award to Bert Elsner who dedicated it to his daughter, Leslie
                  - Presented a first Paul Harris to Rick McKee
PROGRAM - Catherine "Rene" Hock, Classification 
Highlights of her presentation included:
- Her inspiration was her grandfather who came here from Sicily with humble beginnings and fulfilled the "American Dream".
- Her grandfather and father both served in the U.S. Army
- Two lesson she learned from her father 1) Life is not always fair - you get what you earn  2) When you are down, get back into the game
- Her sister passed away at an early age and she is helping w/ raising her nieces
- Parents emphasized EDUCATION so she dedicated her life to it.  She taught 3rd grade for 15 yrs, did Professional Dev at LIU , then Principal at Hanover H.S. for last 7 yrs
- She credits Dr. Barb Rupp and Dr John Scola with much of her professional success.
NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - Jeri Jones - "Backyard Geology"
MEETING JANUARY 21 Warren Risk 2020-01-22 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting JANUARY 14, 2020

51 of 85 members were in attendance which is 60% of our membership!
There were also 8 Students of the Month in attendance as guests.
- Brent Toomey Retirement Party Thurs 2/6/20 YWCA 4:30 - 6:30
- Children's Aid Society 29th Annual Auction, Lehman Center, 4/28 2020 (contact Brandon Gething)
- Need volunteers at New Hope Ministries, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, 1/21/20  (contact Peg Sennett)
- Tickets on sale now for Tastfest, and we need some new vendors (contact Kelly Rebert)
- Hanover Has Talent event, 1/25/20  contact (Ken Wenger)
- Rotary Means Business, Gettysburg HACC (contact John Bailey)
- Rotary Leadership Institute - Rotary Listens - 6 Club members are going & we need 4 more,  2/15/20 Messiah College 7:30 am - 1:30pm (contact Craig Aiello)
ALPHA - Alliance for Low Income Personal Care Advancement   Dianna Benaknin  717-779-7762
Dianne explained that there is a growing gap in our system for long term care and support for low income individuals in need of care - housing, services and socialization outside of a nursing facility.  Currently Personal Care Homes, like Harmony Personal Care Home in Hanover, are trying to fill this gap but funding has not kept pace.
Personal Care Homes in PA support residents in the communities where they live and are the most affordable link i PA's long term care system.
The PA PCHSupplement provides "gap funding" to very low income persons.  The combined Fed/State payment provides only $37 per day for that care & there has been no increase since 2006!  The # of PCHomes in PA has declined by 44% between 2008 to 2019. 
ALPHA is a collaborative community organization that promotes the sustainability of low-income PCHomes through volunteerism, advocacy, and business mentoring.
NEXT WEEK"S PROGRAM - Catherine "Rina" Houck,  Rotary Classification Talk
Meeting JANUARY 14, 2020 Warren Risk 2020-01-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Assist with Ruth's Harvest

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.
Rotarians Assist with Ruth's Harvest Ralph Jodice 2020-01-13 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting January 7, 2020

Regular Club Meeting January 7, 2020
42 members attended which is 49.41% of our members.  We also had 8 students of the month attend as well as 2 Rotarians from the North York Club and 1 from the Dallastown Club.
- Kelly Rebert - Tastiest Tickets go on sale today.  A sign-up sheet was sent around.
- Kim Hackett - Our exchange student is doing well.  She wants to go on a ski trip in Austria.  If you are so inclined to donate $ to her so she can go on the trip, please contact Kim.
- Peg Sennett - we need volunteers to work at New Hope Ministries to stock shelves and wait on clients - January 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm please contact Peg
- Paul Stevenson - Friends of Codorus are looking for volunteers from Rotary on Saturday 1/25/20 to direct traffic.  Contact Paul if you can do it.
- Craig Aiello - Rotary Means Business will meet at Gettysburg HACC on 1/16/20 , all are invited;   Rotary Leadership Conference "Rotary Listens" will be held at Messiah College on 1/15/20.  Craig would like to see 10 Hanover Rotarians attend.  The Club will pay your conference fee.  Please contact Craig.
Program: Ralph Jodice presented the Rotary Club of Hanover Charitable Fund
Charitable Fund Club handout.pdf
NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - Dianna Benaknin - The Alpha Project
Meeting January 7, 2020 Warren Risk 2020-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Scale Operational at New Hope Ministries

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

Scale Operational at New Hope Ministries Peg Sennett 2020-01-04 05:00:00Z 0

January 2020 Students of the Month

Please welcome the following students for the Month of January 2020:
Delone Catholic H.S.
Madison Sieg
Activities: Volleyball, Interact club, track & field, basketball, National Honor Society, Peer Ministry, Squire Ambassadors, Math Honor Society, community service.
Future Plans: Plans to major in elementary and special education.
Ryan Overdorff
Activities: Football, Peer Ministry, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Respect Life Club, works at Genovas To-Go, dog sitter.
Future Plans: Plans to pursue medical studies with the goal of becoming a physician's assistant.
Hanover H.S.
Owen Smith
Activities: National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honors Society, Student Council, Homecoming Float Committee, National Art Honors Society, prom committee, band, steel drums, Madrigals, tennis, Brainbusters, Spring musical.
Future Plans: Plans to pursue a 4-year degree in art history with the goal of becoming a curator for a gallery or museum.
Isabelle Oropeza
Activities: Student Council, Mini-THON participant, volleyball, link crew, drama night, Treble Makers, women's chorus, Prom Committee, Homecoming Float Committee, Diversity Alliance, community service.
Future Plans: Plans to attend a 4-year college to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Business/Economics with the goal of appearing on Broadway or opening a nonprofit performing arts company to help young performers achieve their true potential.
South Western H.S.
Victoria Keefauver
Activities: Tri-M Music Honor Society, SW Mini-THON Chair, Marching Band Drum Major, National Honors Society,
violin, clarinet, voice, piano, church choir.
Future plans: Plans to attend a four-year college to pursue a BA Neuroscience followed by a Ph.D. with the plans to become a professor.
Evelyn Bankert
Activities: AP classes, National Honors Society, Independent Study, babysitting, YYSO, volunteer at the library.
Future plans: To become a theoretical physics professor with research exploring the nature of conciousness on the side.
Spring Grove H.S.
Sydney Stump
Activities: National Honors Society, Link Crew leader, International Thespian Society, Tri-M, drama club, symphonic band, full orchestra, indoor percussion, key club vice president, peer mentoring secretary, works at Crabb's Tropical Treat.
Future Plans: Plans to pursue a BSN with a minor in Spanish.
Wesley Taylor
Activities: Science Olympiad, Team America Rocketry Challenge, NASA student launch, drama troupe, International Thespian Society, student council secretary, National Honor Society, gaming club, bowling, tap dancing, church youth tech.
Future plans: Plans to pursue a degree in meteorology with the goal of becoming a research meteorologist.
January 2020 Students of the Month Kathi Fuhrman 2020-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Update on Operation Braveheart & Dr Jonas Visit

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
Update on Operation Braveheart &amp; Dr Jonas Visit Jess Socrates 2019-12-18 05:00:00Z 0


Posted by Warren Risk on Dec 18, 2019
49 of our 87 members were in attendance which is 57.65%
Please note that there will be NO ROTARY MEETINGS on Tuesday December 24, and Tuesday December 31, 2019 due to the holidays.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Kristy Lucas - Roots for Boots will be presenting a Trac chair to a deserving veteran this Sat at 1:00pm at Battlefield Harley Davidson.  (see flier below)
Jess Socrates - operation Braveheart II will be serving patient #100.  Dr Jonas from the Philippines will be visiting our Club in person in March.  Catch the full story on our website.
Kitty Kurz - Minuteman Press is sponsoring a drive for new books for kids at the crisis center.
Greg Staub received his multiple Paul Harris award.
Chris Lontz - scouts are celebrating 100 yrs being active at St Matthews with a dinner at SAVES.
Christmas Music provided by South Western High School Music Dept.  Club was treated to. A clarinet duo, a String Quartet, a trumpet trio, 28 member choir, ending with a solo by Katy Hester, Miss Hanover, “ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.   Excellent program enjoyed by all!
MEETING DECEMBER 17, 2019 Warren Risk 2019-12-18 05:00:00Z 0


45 of our 85 members were in attendance which is 52.94%
Additionally 11 guests including Dave Myers from the Gettysburg Club, 2 students from Delone Interact, and 8 persons associated with HOBY - 4 students, parents and 1 Program Representative.
Peg Sennett - our District will be helping to fund a Project in Puerto Rico to build a Community Library .Please see full story on our website.
- Volunteers are needed for another home rebuild in NC due to flooding.  The trip is scheduled for the end of February.
Craig Aiello - please email Craig if you are planning to bring a guest to the meeting next week for our annual Christmas music program - SWHS music program.
- Ways & Means Committee will be presenting several options to us at an upcoming meeting.
Each year for several years our Club has sponsored students to attend the HOBY Leadership Program. Bob invited 4 2019 HOBY students and their parents and a HOBY rep to talk about their experience.
Hugh O’Brien was challenged by Albert Schweitzer to “give back” in some way to help others.  So Hugh started HOBY to help youth develop their leadership skills.  250 students in their sophomore year of H.S. from HOBY’s District (State College and east except Phila), attended a 4 day conference at Shippensburg Univetsity.
2 students told us how HOBY helped them with self confidence, the art of compromise, and various leadership skills.  2 other students shared their involvement in community service projects.
NEXT WEEK’s PROGRAM -  Christmas Music Program by SouthWestern H.S. students.
MEETING DECEMBER 10, 2019 2019-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

December 2019 Students of the Month

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.
December 2019 Students of the Month Kathi Fuhrman 2019-12-04 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting Notes - December 3, 2019

Posted by Warren Risk on Dec 03, 2019
47 members attended which is 54.02% of our membership
Kristy Lucas, Roots for Boots-1) please donate to help provide a trackchair for Cpl Adam Lanier 2)Marburg Winery “Big 3 Women of War” $20/bottle or $50 for all 3; 3)Santa Shack sat Dec 7 9:00-4:00 Hampton Inn Hanover
Jess Socrates - Operation Braveheart - 138 people have received heart operations so far.  RI sent inspectors and they sufficiently impressed to increase funding.  Paul Berg has volunteered to go to the Philippines to visit the project!
Ways & Means Committee will meet next Tuesday at 11:30 to discuss fundraising ideas.
SPEAKER - Pa State Representative, Kate Klunk
Legislative Update- Pa State Rep Kate Klunk shared the Bills that she has been working on including:Election Code Reform to resolve the issues we recently experienced at the polls; Sexual Harassment Bill to eliminate Non-Disclosure Statements;  Regulatory Reform intending to reduce unnecessary regulations and make existing regs more efficient;  Farmland Preservation Bill to assist and encourage Pa Agriculture;  Workforce Development Program to prepare workers for local industries; Mainstreet Hanover given 1.4 million to renovate the Montgomery Ward  bldg.
NEXT WEEK’s PROGRAM -  Bob Miller - HOBY Program
Meeting Notes - December 3, 2019 Warren Risk 2019-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Ellie Rebert Receives Paul Harris Award 2019-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting November 26, 2019

Posted by Warren Risk on Nov 26, 2019
39 members, 44.83% were in attendance.
There were 2 guests, one Rotarian from the York Club, Jeff Smith; and a guest of Kathi Fuhrman, Janise Bankard from The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center.
Carrie Nace gave her classification speech.  Among the many things we learned about Carrie are the following: she has a husband and two children and they live in New Oxford; grew up in State College; went to Juniata; developed an interest in politics aided by a godfather who was in the secret service; she went to Bangladesh twice and spent time working for the British Embassy in Hong Kong; she worked for Sam Smith in the Pa House, then Kate Klunk, and current works as a lobbyist/Issue Advocacy.  Her advice is to use networking because the important thing is Who You Know.
NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM - PA State Representative Kate Klunk
Meeting November 26, 2019 Warren Risk 2019-11-26 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting Notes November 19, 2019

51.72% of Club Members attended today.  In addition we had 2 students from Delone Interact, Students of the Month, and 1 Rotarian visitor.
Tastefest 2020 will be held on March 6, 2020 from 5 - 9 pm at the Armory.  There are commitments for $10,ooo in sponsorships.  Proceeds from the event will go to Ruth’s Harvest, Armory Family Readiness Gp, Root for Boots, YWCA Safe Home, Olivia’s House, Jessica and Friends.  (See details below)
Paul Harris - Ellie Rebert received a Paul Harris Award
Board Meeting Today - Discussed Spousal Membership Policy, Ways & Means Committee.  Kathi Fuhrman agreed to fill a Director position on the Board.
PROGRAM -  Rotary Foundation Day  Bob Miller, Ken Wenger, Jess Socrates, & Kim Hackett took turns presenting.  They showed a video emphasizing the importance of giving to the Rotary Foundation.  Your contributions are transformed into service projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged neighbors around the world.  Over the years the Foundation has invested $3 billion in sustainable projects that change people’s lives.  In the 2018/19 Rotary year, the Hanover Club contributed $16,639 to the Annual Fund, for a per capita contribution of $191.26.  This makes Hanover the #8 Club per capita in District 7390.  Check your personal Foundation contribution history at
Meeting Notes November 19, 2019 Warren Risk 2019-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

Community Giving 2019

Posted by Cork Troxell on Nov 19, 2019
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.
Community Giving 2019 Cork Troxell 2019-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

Blessing from Tuesday's Mtg

Posted by Kathi Fuhrman
Kathi Fuhrman gave a blessing to the Club on Tuesday that was so thoughtful that several members asked that it be place on the website.  Thank you Kathi.  
Here it is:
In the spirit of the season of Thanks, not every challenge is necessarily bad. For instance, we could be grateful for today’s cold because it means we are one day closer to warmth. 
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
Blessing from Tuesday's Mtg Kathi Fuhrman 2019-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting November 12, 2019

Posted by Warren Risk on Nov 12, 2019
Regular Club Meeting 11/12/19
Attendance : 37 Members Attending out of 89 Total , 41.57%;  three guests attended as well including 2 students from Delone Interact
Program : Our Speaker today was Justine Trucksess, Main Street Hanover
The staff of Main Street Hanover currently consists of 1.5. people but MainStreet is primarily led and run by volunteers.  7 Committees are committed to carrying out the 4-point process described below.
 Main Street Hanover is associated with National Main Street America and has adopted their 4-Point Approach:
 1. Organization.  Involves staffing, financing, communication, and coordination of various resources in order to  accomplish the goals of revitalizing Hanover
 2. Economic Vitalization.   Basically attracting new businesses, and vendors, and development and repurposing existing buildings.  For example, Justine explained the coordination efforts that went into attracting a developer from Spring Grove to acquire the McAllister Building.  It is slated to become 30 high end apts and a class restaurant named McAllisters, associated with Handsome Cab from York.  Another example is repurposing the former Montgomery Ward Bldg into apts and a business to be named later on the first floor.
3. Design.  Working with local and outside professionals and agencies to come with plans for how the downtown will look and function.  Streetscape Plan which involved community input is a good example.  Justine showed renderings of what the area might look like.  
4. Promotion  Getting the word out about changes being made in Hanover to local and regional populations to attract people to visit the area.  A good example is  launching of Heart of Hanover Trails project to highlight Hanover’s history including the civil war era in new markers and plaques.  Justine also shared a number of activities including Bank Alley, Public Art, Mural Program, Facebook, Instagram, and Website presence, and 2nd Saturday events which are all gaining traction and drawing attention to downtown Hanover.
Meeting November 12, 2019 Warren Risk 2019-11-12 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting November 5, 2019

Posted by Warren Risk on Nov 05, 2019
- Halloween In The Park raised $30,000 for Friends of Codorus.  Thank you to all Rotarians who volunteered to help.
- Junior Achievement volunteers, Bob Miller, Dale Brubaker and Terry Gingrow worked at Spring Grove H.S. last Tuesday, despite a slight delay due to a gas leak at the school.
- New Hope ministries received a Rotary Grant of $5000, $2500 from our Club and a match of $2500 from Rotary District.  The Grant provided a floor scale and packing baskets.  A service aspect will also be forthcoming as a requirement of the grant which will require volunteers from the Club to distribute food.
Our newest member, Tara Kauffman, was inducted today by President Craig.  Tara was sponsored by MaryBeth Hockenberry.  Tara is Financial Development Director at the YMCA.  Welcome Tara!
- Terry Gingrow presented Terry’s Tall Tales.  Things we learned about Terry include : born in 1947 at Hanover Hospital; graduated from Delone in 1965; attended York Jr College; and York Business School In Baltimore; worked at Gerard Bank in Phila where he witnessed a bank robbery; worked at several banks in York and Hanover; involved in an interesting story with the Joe Bonanno mafioso family; avid golfer; appeared on tv on the Family feud show; been involved in Rotary for 30 yrs; now retired and enjoys traveling with his wife.  Someone named Warren received a bottle of wine for correctly guessing a question from Terry's talk.
Meeting November 5, 2019 Warren Risk 2019-11-05 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Meeting Oct 29, 2019

Posted by Warren Risk on Oct 30, 2019
 - Alicia Bowman mentioned that volunteers are needed for Ruth's Harvest on Dec 12 and 16
- Jess Socrates announced that a grant of $64,000 was obtained to feed the homeless in the Philippines.  Additionally, 125 children have been helped so far through Operation Braveheart
- Program - Among our guests today we welcomed 25 Polio survivors and their families; as well as District Governor Paddy Rooney;Bev Frey from Senator Mastriano's office; C.J. Weigle and Stephanie Jarbeck from Rep. Kate Klunk's office; and Carol Ferguson from the Polio Survivors Network.
Special thanks go out to Josh and John Bailey for having the "Rotary Bus" there.
Rotary Meeting Oct 29, 2019 Warren Risk 2019-10-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Students Of The Month October

Posted by Kathi Fuhrman
October 2019
Brenna Yingling
Austin Staub
HANOVER - Chloe Asper, Jenna Stern
SOUTH WESTERN - Carsyn Meckley, Hayden Klinedinst
SPRING GROVE - Steven Ganescu, Anne Lawrence
Rotary Students Of The Month October Kathi Fuhrman 2019-10-25 04:00:00Z 0

10/24/19 Update on Exchange Student Erin DeWald

Posted by Kimberly Hackett
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.

10/24/19 Update on Exchange Student Erin DeWald Kimberly Hackett 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

Update on Our Exchange Student, Erin

Posted by Kimberly Hackett on Oct 11, 2019
Here is an update from our Exchange Student - Erin

About Me

Hallo! Ich heiße Erin und ich bin ein Austauschschulerin nach Österreich von 13 August 2019 bis 31 Juli 2020. Ich wohne in Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA, aber für dieses Jahr, wohne ich in Innsbruck/Inzing. 
Hello! My name is Erin and I am an exchange student to Austria from the 13 of August 2019 to 31 of July 2020. I live in Hanover, PA, USA but, for this year, I live in Innsbruck/Innsbruck.
Samantha ist eine Austauschschulerin von Aspen, Colorado. Sie kann Englisch, Spanisch, Französisch, und Sarkasmus sprechen. Wir gehen nach AGI (Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck) in der siebte klasse.
There is one more girl from America in Innsbruck, Samantha. She's from Aspen, Colorado. She speaks 4 languages fluently, English, Spanish, French, and Sarcasm.  We both go to AGI (Akademishes Gymnasium Innsbruck) in the 7th class.
Zu Hause, habe ich zwei Hunden, zwei Katzen, ein Fisch, und manchmal ein Eichh
örnchen wiel er mag unseren Deck und vogelfressen. Ich habe keine Zeit mit Schule, Band, Theater, FBLA, und anderen klubs. 
At home, I have two dogs, two cats, a fish, and sometimes a squirrel that seems to like our deck and bird feeder. I am crazy busy with school, band, theater, FBLA, and other clubs I find myself involved in. 
Hier fahre ich mit dem Bus jeden Tag zum Stadt, aushange in den Stadt, und habe ich lange Pausen zwischen Klassen. Manchmal, gehen meine gaastfamilie und ich zu der Berge und wir finden beeren oder Pilze, oder nichts. 
Here I use a public bus everyday, hang out in the city, and have long breaks in between some of my classes.  Some days my host family and I go to the mountains to find berries or mushrooms, and sometimes we go hiking just to hike, 
Click on the link to see some pictures.
Update on Our Exchange Student, Erin Kimberly Hackett 2019-10-11 04:00:00Z 0

1 Upcoming Fundraiser Event to Support Polio Eradication

Posted by Kimberly Hackett on Oct 10, 2019
There is still 1 event scheduled in the near future to raise money for the fight against Polio.  Please come out and lend your support to these efforts:
Pints for Polio -
     When - Wednesday Nov 6, 2019
     Where - Miscreations MicroBrew on the square in Hanover, Pa
     What - stop in and purchase one of their brews and Miscreations will donate $1.00 from every pint sold that night.  Please mention that you are supporting the
                 Hanover Rotary effort to eradicate Polio.
    SponsorRotary Club of Hanover 
1 Upcoming Fundraiser Event to Support Polio Eradication Kimberly Hackett 2019-10-10 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Speaks On World Polio Day

Posted by Kimberly Hackett on Sep 30, 2019


On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary Clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognize our progress in the global fight to end polio.  As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.9% since the first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.  We’ve helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.  So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.

Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.  But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free.  If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

We invite local polio survivors to join us on October 29th at our Rotary Club of Hanover weekly meeting at Bay City Seafood Restaurant located at 110 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover, PA at noon.  Our program will be presented by our esteemed District Governor, Reverend Patrick J. Rooney, an advocate of polio eradication and supporter of the Polio Survivors Network.  Bailey Coach will have their Rotary International wrapped bus on display to honor our guests.  Lunch will be complimentary.  Please rsvp to Kim Hackett at or 717-637-1227 by October 22nd

More information on Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio can be found at:

District Governor Speaks On World Polio Day Kimberly Hackett 2019-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Bailey Coach  Assists Hurricane Victims

Rotarian John Bailey shared the following link to an article in Bus and Motorcoach News.  About the Mission trip to assist hurricane victims.
Thank you John for sharing the article and for all you do to help your fellow man.
From: John Bailey <
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 11:19 AM
To: John Bailey <>
Subject: Article in Bus and Motorcoach news about the Rotary Mission Trip

John Bailey
O. 717.718.0490 x117    C. 717.424.5511
A. 1708 Route 116PO Box 367. Spring Grove, PA 17362
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My 25 Yrs in Rotary - Peg Sennett

Posted by Peg Sennett on Sep 13, 2019
This past Tuesday Sept 11, Peg Sennett was our keynote speaker.  Her topic was "My 25 yrs in Rotary".  Peg gave such a wonderful, thought provoking presentation, that several members felt that we should ask her to share it writing for the benefit of those who were unable to attend.  So you can read her presentation by  going to the download section on our website and opening PDF file, My 25 Yrs in Rotary  Enjoy!
Well done Peg!
My 25 Yrs in Rotary - Peg Sennett Peg Sennett 2019-09-13 04:00:00Z 0

Update - Erin DeWald,Exchange Student

Posted by Kimberly Hackett on Aug 23, 2019
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.
Update - Erin DeWald,Exchange Student Kimberly Hackett 2019-08-23 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Rooney Visits Hanover Club

Posted by Warren Risk on Jul 23, 2019
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
District Governor Rooney Visits Hanover Club Warren Risk 2019-07-23 04:00:00Z 0

Bailey's Make Bequest Award to Foundation

Posted by Warren Risk on Jul 23, 2019
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.
Bailey's Make Bequest Award to Foundation Warren Risk 2019-07-23 04:00:00Z 0

Update on Operation Braveheart - July,11  2019

Posted by Jess Socrates on Jul 11, 2019
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
Update on Operation Braveheart - July,11 2019 Jess Socrates 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Rotary Means Business Event John Bailey 2019-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

Former Rotarian Set to Turn 100 Yrs Old !!!

We have recently received notification from the family of former Rotarian, Lewis Leiter, that he will be turning 100 yrs young on Sept 18, 2019!  Quite an achievement!
As well as being an active member, Lewis served as Club President too.
If you would like to send an email or card to Lewis to be included in a scrapbook the family is preparing, please do so.  Just identify yourself as a member of the Hanover Rotary Club so the family knows.  Any submission to celebrate his special day would be appreciated.
The contact information is:
Jeffrey L Leiter
2000 Grenoble Drive, Carrollton, TX  75007-5528
214.755.3221 |
Former Rotarian Set to Turn 100 Yrs Old !!! 2019-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

Junior Achievement Activities

Posted by Ralph Jodice on Apr 26, 2019
These are Mrs. Sherry Chroniger’s two 6th grades classes at St. Teresa of Calcutta in McSherrystown. They both competed the Junior Achievement Program, Our Nation which consisted of 5 classes taught by Ralph Jodice as a JA volunteer. 
Junior Achievement Activities Ralph Jodice 2019-04-26 04:00:00Z 0

Nominations for Officers and Board 2019/20

The following members were nominated to serve as officers and Board members for 2019/2020 beginning on July 1, 2019:
President - Craig Aiello
President Elect - Chris Helt
Treasurer - Brandon Gething
Secretary - Kelly Rebert
Immediate Past President - Torren Ecker
Board Members
John Grimes
Erin Smith
Christy Lucas
Ralph Jodice
Rebecca Prehoda
As Discussed, we will recruit one of the Five Board members to step into the Vice President’s role over the next month or so.  We will keep nominations open for a week and vote on the lineup at our next Club meeting on March 5, 2019.
Nominations for Officers and Board 2019/20 2019-03-03 05:00:00Z 0

Sign Up for D7390 Disaster Rebuild Project - North Carolina

Posted by Peg Sennett on Feb 19, 2019
Sign Up for D7390 Disaster Rebuild project
A Rotary volunteer work crew will be traveling to New Bern N.C. for the week of Sunday July 14 – Saturday July 20 to work with Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders (FCDR) restoring the interior of homes badly damaged by both high winds and torrential flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in September 2018.
Joining Hands, a disaster rebuild organization founded by me in 2005, has worked with FCDR over the years in hurricane damaged areas from New York, down the east coast, and west to Texas. FCDR provides volunteer housing/meals, skilled construction leadership, tools and qualified projects.
Rotarian John Bailey, Bailey Coach, is providing – free of charge – his Rotary bus to transport the volunteers to New Bern and to/from the work site daily. Volunteer housing cost is $125/person. Minimum age 16. No previous skills required, home repair experience helpful. Open to Rotarians and non-Rotarians.
In addition to John Bailey and myself, we will be joined by experienced Crew Chiefs Rotarian Phil Lehman, Wrightsville Rotary, and Chris Erickson from Hanover.
Do you have the passion for serving families in need? Any questions? Contact: Peg Sennett, 717-630-8281,
Sign Up for D7390 Disaster Rebuild Project - North Carolina Peg Sennett 2019-02-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Meeting Cancelled

Posted by Warren Risk on Feb 12, 2019
Rotary Meeting Cancelled Warren Risk 2019-02-12 05:00:00Z 0

Torren Ecker Sworn In To Pa House

Posted by Ralph Jodice
On 1 January 2019, Torren Ecker, the President of the Hanover Rotary Club, was sworn-in as State Representative of the 193rd District.  Many of his family and friends attended the ceremony at the State Capital Building.  Pictured with Torren Hanover’s Past President, Ralph Jodice, who along with his wife, Judy, also attended the ceremony.  The entire Hanover Club is very proud of State Representative and Rotarian President, Torren Ecker.  We wish him much success!

Torren Ecker Sworn In To Pa House Ralph Jodice 2019-01-08 05:00:00Z 0


Posted by Terry Gingrow on Dec 11, 2018
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.  
TOWN HALL MEETING ON OPIOID CRISIS Terry Gingrow 2018-12-11 05:00:00Z 0

Town Hall Meeting - The Opioid Crisis in Hanover

Posted by Terry Gingrow on Dec 05, 2018
The Hanover Rotary Club is Sponsoring a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Opioid Crisis in Hanover.
Wednesday December 5, 2018  7 pm
UPMC Pinnacle Health Wellness Center
 400 York St
Hanover, Pa 17331
Tis event is free and open to the public.
Town Hall Meeting - The Opioid Crisis in Hanover Terry Gingrow 2018-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

Town Hall Meeting Cancelled

Posted by Terry Gingrow on Nov 14, 2018
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Thursday Nov 15 on the opioid crisis in the Hanover Area has been CANCELLED.  This event will be rescheduled as soon as a date can be established.
Town Hall Meeting Cancelled Terry Gingrow 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0

Operation Braveheart Update - Nov 2018

Posted by Jess Socrates on Nov 13, 2018
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
Operation Braveheart Update - Nov 2018 Jess Socrates 2018-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Polio Campaign

Posted by Ralph Jodice on Oct 30, 2018
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.
Rotary's Polio Campaign Ralph Jodice 2018-10-30 04:00:00Z 0


Our partner Club in the Philippines, Waling-Waling Rotary Club, got a mention in the latest Rotarian magazine.  Congrats to them for their efforts to help others.

Rotary Bench Project - Phase I

Posted by Richard Ellenberger on May 08, 2018
 You may know that one of our local service projects involves repairing and painting benches in the Hanover Area.  The first part of this project is complete and you can see the benches in the south east corner of the square in Hanover.  
Rotarian Richard Ellenberger reports:
Students from Emory H. Markle Intermediate School (South Western) recently assisted the Rotary Club of Hanover with the refurbishing of the Rotary themed benches in the downtown Hanover corridor.  The students, led by Mrs. Jana Bonds and Mr. Thomas Nikolaus, worked in teams to provide necessary repairs along with a fresh coat of paint. We appreciate the hard work of these students, who through this project, embodied the Rotary Motto; “Service Above Self.”
There will be more to come on this project.  (Rotarian Kelly Rebert's son is in the photo.  Can you find him?)
Rotary Bench Project - Phase I Richard Ellenberger 2018-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Raffle Winners for May

Posted by Merle Zehr on May 03, 2018
Rotary Raffle Winners for the month of MAY are listed here daily, as follows:
DATEWinning #DATEWinning #
Rotary Raffle Winners for May Merle Zehr 2018-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Operation Braveheart In Newsletter 2018-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports Area Causes

Posted by Ralph Jodice on Apr 17, 2018
The Rotary Club of Hanover made a donation from their Community Gifts Committee Fund to Sweet Charities for their annual Band and Brew fundraiser. Sweet Charities assists cancer patients in the local Hanover area.
The Rotary Club of Hanover made a donation from their Community Gifts Committee Fund to the Hanover Hospital Auxiliary and to Disabled By Love. 
The Rotary Club of Hanover made donations to three local charities and nonprofits from the proceeds from their largest annual fundraiser, Tastefest.  Donations were made to Ruth’s Harvest, Roots For Boots and The Family Readiness Group.  Ruth’s Harvest places over 260 meals weekly into the hands of needy children in the Hanover area.  Roots For Boots assists veterans in need in the Hanover area.  The Family Readiness Groups assists families of soldiers assigned to the Hanover National Guard Amory.

Members of the Rotary Club of Hanover, spouses and children assisted in packing food bags at Ruth’s Harvest.  Ruth’s Harvest delivers over 260 bags of food on Fridays to local area grammar schools so needy children in the Hanover area do not go hungry on weekends.
Rotary Supports Area Causes Ralph Jodice 2018-04-17 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Judge STEM Projects

Posted by Ralph Jodice on Apr 10, 2018
Hanover Rotarians Christy Lucas and Ralph Jodice were judges for the 6th grade at the St. Teresa of Calcutta’s STEM fair in McSherrystown.  Students identified a problem and developed a possible solution using STEM principles
Rotarians Judge STEM Projects Ralph Jodice 2018-04-10 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Support Junior Achievement and STEM

Posted by Ralph Jodice on Mar 25, 2018
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.
Rotarians Support Junior Achievement and STEM Ralph Jodice 2018-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Assist with Multiphasic Blood Screening

    Rotarians  assisted Hospital with our Community Multiphasic event on March 9, 2018 at the Armory.
     Our team faced a busy day as we had 1,030 registrants for the event that was held from 6am-10am.
     We had a number of no-shows, but the total number of participants served was still 929!
     We received very positive feedback on the efficiency of the operation.
     Thanks to our Hanover Rotary Club for all of the support!
      Mike Hockenberry
Rotarians Assist with Multiphasic Blood Screening 2018-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Tastfest Results -2018

Posted by Kelly Rebert
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.
Tastfest Results -2018 Kelly Rebert 2018-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

Hanover Rotary's Second Fundraiser for 2018

Posted by Merle Zehr
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.
Hanover Rotary's Second Fundraiser for 2018 Merle Zehr 2018-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

District Hurricane Relief

Posted by Peg Sennett
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.
District Hurricane Relief Peg Sennett 2018-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

Club Assembly - Update on Our Goals and Objectives

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through President Ralph's term as President.  At Tuesday's meeting, Jan 23, 2018, Ralph presented an update on our Club Goals and Objectives for 2018.  
Please refer to the "Downloads" section on our webpage to see the full presentation.  It is in PDF format.
Big "thank you" to President Ralph for compiling the data and analysis on our progress.
Club Assembly - Update on Our Goals and Objectives 2018-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
Passing of Long-time Rotarian  Warren Risk 2018-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Visits Philippines - Operation Braveheart Warren Risk 2018-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Passing Of Rotarian Art Stabler

Posted by Warren Risk on Dec 18, 2017
Late yesterday, Sunday, I received this note from Becky Stabler.
"Hi, With heavy heart I must share that Dad died today.  I will let you know the funeral arrangements once they are made.
Thank you for your support of him through those 53 years of perfect attendance.
I know we all share our deepest condolences and sympathies with the entire Stabler Family.  Please keep Art and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
I will bring a card to Tuesday's meeting for us to sign.  When we hear more from Becky regarding services and potential donations, I will let you all know.  We should consider a donation in Art's name to the Rotary Foundation similar as we did for Dr. Alandete.  
The visitation for Art Stabler will be at Feiser Funeral Home in New Oxford, Tuesday, Dec 26, 6-8pm.
The funeral will be Wednesday, Dec 27, 11am at Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA 17325.  Lunch and meet the family will be held afterwards.
If you would care to send a personal card to the family, the address is:
Stabler Family
726 Pine Run Rd
Abbottstown PA 17301
Yours in Rotary Service...Ralph 
Passing Of Rotarian Art Stabler Warren Risk 2017-12-18 05:00:00Z 0

Nov 14 - Rotary Foundation

Posted by Warren Risk on Nov 14, 2017
At our meeting on Nov 14, Robert Miller assisted by Jim Balthaser and Jess Socrates shared the importance of the Rotary Foundation.  When we give money to the Foundation it is matched by our Club, District and RI thus generating sizable amounts from modest investments.  Please consider giving to the Foundation to enable us to continue to support and fund local and international humanitarian projects.
Nov 14 - Rotary Foundation Warren Risk 2017-11-14 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Polio Project and the Polio Survivor Network 

Posted by Warren Risk on Nov 01, 2017
The following information and link regarding Polio Survivor Network is provided by Deb Stambaugh :
From: Deborah Stambaugh <>
Subject: Fwd: Video Upload -
Date: October 31, 2017 at 8:31:32 AM EDT
I will see you later today. But I thought you would like to announce this link to the excitement that happened last week. 
I would also like to meet the Rotarian that makes the announcements pertaining to polio. I would like to keep you up to date with news pertaining to our Polio Network and Rotary.
See you a little later today. 
Deb Stambaugh 
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:
From: PA Polio Survivor Network <>
Date: October 30, 2017 at 4:03:51 PM EDT
To: Jim Smith <>, Deborah Prewitt <>, Denise Yarrington <>, Harry Ferguson <>, Helen Urban <>, Joe Randig <>, "Pa. - Hanover PP Support" <>
Subject: Video Upload -
What a privilege it has been for our little network to be included in something so special.
Thanks for your support on this one - 
Rotary's Polio Project and the Polio Survivor Network  Warren Risk 2017-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7390 Disaster Relief Efforts and Update

Posted by Peg Sennett on Oct 11, 2017


Rotary Club of Hanover,

A few weeks ago Hanover Rotary collected $800.00 to purchase deodorant and to assist in transportation costs in support of Rotarian John Bailey’s collection of supplies for distribution in Texas and Florida. It is now time to move our attention to long-term recovery. 

Your District Disaster Relief Committee met this week to establish goals for where to donate funds raised by the clubs in our district.  

To assist in meeting the District goal of $50,000.00, Rotary Club of Hanover has established a goal to raise $5,000.00. The first $1,500.00 raised in our Club will be matched by an anonymous $1,500.00 donation. Please be generous and make your checks payable to Rotary Club of Hanover Charitable Fund, with the notation: Hurricane Disaster Relief. You will receive a tax deductible letter of acknowledgement. Checks can be brought to a club meeting or mailed to Peg Sennett, 167 Primrose Lane, Hanover. 

  • We have an additional anonymous donor who, if we raise $5,000.00 total, will contribute an additional $1,000.00, bringing our total to $6,000.00. 

How will funds be distributed? Funds collected by our Club will be sent to areas in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico that can be identified as low income with limited financial resources. Our goal is to be a good shepherd of donor funds, supporting specific identified needs/projects and not simply sending monies for unspecified use.

Your district committee will vigilantly research progress, select projects that meet our goals, and keep our Rotarians informed on how monies are distributed.

Goals set for Texas and Hurricane Harvey

Following research, D5910 has been selected as the hurricane area in Texas to receive our District funds. Located in south- east Texas, the district covers Beaumont, Friendswood, League City, Texas City, etc. 

The first donation will be sent to Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders; they have set up a recovery site in the D5910 area, establishing case management, volunteer housing and volunteer work crews. They have made a three-year commitment to restore homes in the area covered by D5910. Since Katrina, FCDR has worked with our District through our Joining Hands rebuilding efforts. FCDR has been the recipient of several D7390 Club Grants to restore/rebuild homes along the Gulf and East Coasts. 

Goals set for Florida and Puerto Rico

While your District Disaster Relief Committee has not, as of this date, identified a recipient for district funds in Florida or Puerto Rico, the following Rotary district in Florida is collecting donations:

District 6960 encompasses over 51 clubs from Palmetto and Bradenton in the north, to Naples and Marco Island in the south; east to Labelle, Clewiston and Arcadia then to Sanibel-Captiva and Anna Marie Islands. Their website has not identified a use for the funding. Donations can be made to The Rotary Foundation DAF. A donation form is located on the website.

D7390 Disaster Relief Committee:     Bill Harkey, Carlisle Rotary, 717-418-1141 

Peg Sennett, Hanover Rotary, 717-630-8281 

Randy Sibert, Colonial Park Rotary, 717-576-6115

District 7390 Disaster Relief Efforts and Update Peg Sennett 2017-10-11 04:00:00Z 0

Oct 3, 2017 - Coats of Friendship

Posted by justine
Wonderful program today:
The following summary of today’s program was written and submitted by Justine:

Subject: Coats of Friendship welcomed as program guest at Rotary Club of Hanover today, Oct 3, 2017
Hi all,
Sharing this great program we had at the Hanover club on 10/3.  Coats of Friendship is Non-Profit aiming to make the world a warmer place through doing things for people in need. Organized and operated by Elementary kids, this group is collecting warm clothing for people in need. In 2015- 85 coats distributed; in 2016- 705 coats were distributed; 2017- aiming to distribute 1000 coats.
Three of the leaders presented to our club about their organization and how they are determined to distribute 1000 coats.  Our club had a mini-coat drive today to help them meet their goal!
Thank you!

Justine Kilkelly Trucksess
Oct 3, 2017 - Coats of Friendship justine 2017-10-03 04:00:00Z 0

Club member Chris Neri Honored

Posted by Ralph Jodice on Sep 27, 2017
Hi Melissa, Justine, and Warren,

Here is another write up and photo for the district newsletter, our FB page and our website. 


Chris Neri of the Rotary Club of Hanover was inducted as an Honoree to the Guthrie Memorial Library on Sunday, 24 September.  Chris is a longtime supporter of the Guthrie Memorial Library.  She is a member of the Library’s Aristotle Society and is a Director and current Vice President of the Hanover Public Library Association.  Chris is a 27 year Rotarian, the first woman member of the Hanover Rotary Club in 1990, and its first woman president in 1997.   Pictured with Chris (seated in the middle) and standing left to right is Barbara Eisenhart (President, Guthrie Memorial Library Board of Governors), Priscilla McFerren (presenter), and Lisa Kane (the Library’s Director, presenter and Hanover Rotarian). Seated from left to right is Jeniffer Leib (presenter and former co-worker), Chris, and Ralph Jodice (presenter and Hanover Rotary’s President).  The four presenters each delivered a short tribute about Chris and her superb work in the banking business, as a volunteer and in her philanthropic efforts.  Congratulations to Chris Neri on this superior achievement! 

Ralph Jodice
President, Rotary Club of Hanover, PA
NATO Senior Mentor
Club member Chris Neri Honored Ralph Jodice 2017-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

Student of the Month - 1959

Posted by Warren Risk
Soon we will be inviting 2 outstanding students from 4 area High Schools to join us each month to learn about Rotary.  We get the opportunity to meet and get to know these fine young people - our future leaders.
Recently one of our current Club members, Walt Maust, was going through some old items and he came across the attached newspaper article and photo from 1959 when he was a Student of The Month for Hanover Rotary.  This was not the first year our Club did this but it was certainly among the early years of this program.  
See if you think the photo resembles the Walt we know today!!!!
(Many thanks to Jess Socrates for creating the digital photo from the newspaper)
Student of the Month - 1959 Warren Risk 2017-09-14 04:00:00Z 0

Sept 12 - Operation Braveheart

From: Jess Socrates <>
Date: September 8, 2017 at 17:43:30 EDT
To: Peg Sennett <>, greg staub pcm <>, Ralph Jodice <>
Subject: Operation Braveheart, first batch of children
Hello Peg, Greg and Ralph,
Just sharing some good news with you. Operation Braveheart has started the repair of children's heart defects. A few days ago, seven (7) children underwent transcatheter repair. The attached collage will tell you the children's ages, hometown and diagnosis. Six of the children had PDA, one had a VSD. This collage and future pictures of children will be part of our on-line report.
Our Grant will take care of approximately 32 children. I wish we could do more.
I will show this picture to the Club this Tuesday.
UPDATE 09/21/17 Click on the link below to get to the Club Newsletter of our partner in the Philippines, Rotary Club of Makati Southeast.
UPDATE 10/2/17
Hello Ralph, Greg, Peg, Warren
Here is another collage with pictures of the second batch of 8 children our Global grant has repaired (for a total of 15 so far). The last two children were just operated on yesterday. Two of the children had ASD (Atrial septal defect), more complicated than the PDA.
I am inquiring from District if we can apply for another global grant so we can help more children. (Don't worry Peg, I will look for the funds).
I will NOT be in our meeting this Tuesday. Peg, please announce the good news to club. We are in Palm Coast FL checking out hurricane damage to our house.
UPDATE 10/30/17
Our third batch of children operated on by our volunteer, Dr. Jonas. Our Global grant has now helped a total of 23 children. In a few days, we will add another 5 or so to this list. Our goal based on our grant application is 32 children.
Kathleen, could you please inquire from TRF if we can apply for another Operation Braveheart grant? Our volunteer physician tells me that he is willing to continue to provide his service and I would like to take advantage of this.
Thanks - Jess
05 Third Batch.pdf




Sept 12 - Operation Braveheart Jess Socrates 2017-09-13 04:00:00Z 0

AUG 29, 2017 

Here is a link from Fox 43 about the Roots for Boots build.  Although they did not mention Rotary by name, Darryl is pictured with his Rotary shirt on talking with Jack.  Fox 43 came well after I left.
We had Rotarians support the Pennsylvania Polio Survivors Video Teleconference on Saturday.  About 14 local polio survivors and their families attended this event at the Guthrie Memorial Library.  Members of our Rotary Club were there to assist the polio survivors with accessibility in the building and serving lunch.  
AUG 29, 2017  2017-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

SEPT 5, 2017 Sweet Charities' Nancy Leister Speaks to Rotary

NANCY LEISTER of Sweet Charities of Hanover, PMB 154, Suite #5, 1150 Carlisle St, Hanover, PA 17331, presented a program on Sweet Charities mission, purpose, and vision to club members on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Here she is being thanked by club President Ralph J. Jodice to the applause of the club. Sweet Charities is a local non-profit whose goal is to support different area non-profits in need of funding. It is a 501-c3 approved IRS charity, all donations tax deductible. Since the fall of 2002, Sweet Charities has raised about $2,000,000.00 dollars due to the generous support of individuals, companies, and foundations. For more about this worthy non-profit, visit:
SEPT 5, 2017 Sweet Charities' Nancy Leister Speaks to Rotary 2017-09-06 04:00:00Z 0


Posted by Warren Risk on Jul 19, 2017
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.
TASTEFEST PROCEEDS GO TO LOCAL CAUSES Warren Risk 2017-07-19 04:00:00Z 0

President Ralph Outlines Club Goals for 2017/2018

Posted by Warren Risk on Jul 12, 2017
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.
President Ralph Outlines Club Goals for 2017/2018 Warren Risk 2017-07-12 04:00:00Z 0

President Greg "Turns Over the Reins" to Ralph for 2017/18

Posted by Warren Risk on Jun 27, 2017
President Greg Staub officially turned over the Club leadership to incoming President Ralph Jodice for the 2017/18 Rotary year at our meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Greg cited accomplishments of the past year and Ralph will be giving his goals at our first meeting in July.  
Together they recognized several members for their contributions to the Club during the past year.
Our new officers and Board will begin their work starting on July 1. 2017.
President Greg "Turns Over the Reins" to Ralph for 2017/18 Warren Risk 2017-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

Hanover Rotary Club Hosts Team from Taiwan

Posted by Warren Risk on Jun 12, 2017
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.
Hanover Rotary Club Hosts Team from Taiwan Warren Risk 2017-06-12 04:00:00Z 0

Hanover Members Attend Rotary Int'l Convention

Posted by Warren Risk on Jun 12, 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.
Hanover Members Attend Rotary Int'l Convention Warren Risk 2017-06-12 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Sponsors High School Students

Posted by Warren Risk on Jun 12, 2017
The Hanover Rotary Club is sponsoring 8 outstanding students to attend this year's Rotary Youth Leadership program - RYLA - at Messiah College Sunday, June 11 thru Thursday, June 14 .  Rotary District 7390 operates the camp to enhance the leadership awareness and skills of promising High School students.
Rotary Club Sponsors High School Students  Warren Risk 2017-06-12 04:00:00Z 0

Membership Survey Summary June 6 2017

Posted by Ralph Jodice on Jun 07, 2017
A few weeks ago President-Elect Ralph circulated a survey to all members soliciting their thoughts about being a member of the Hanover Rotary Club.  The intent is to use this information to develop a plan for the way forward for our Club based upon member input.  On Tuesday, Ralph shared a summary of the survey results via a powerpoint presentation.  The PPT clearly and concisely laid out the results.  The results will be used to help guide our Club activities for the foreseeable future.
For those of you who may have missed this meeting or those who may want to review the PPT on your own, please see the "Downloads" section of our webpage and click on "Rotary Membership Survey Brief, PPT".
Membership Survey Summary June 6 2017 Ralph Jodice 2017-06-07 04:00:00Z 0


Posted by Ralph Jodice on May 11, 2017
STEM Summit held at South Western H.S. May 5, 2017
Following email posted on behalf of Ralph Jodice -
"Below is a picture of me with the other two career panelists from the SWHS STEM summit, 5/5.  We were on one of the two career panels for the STEM Summit.  We had 9 sessions with each session lasting 30 minutes.  We each discussed with the students  how we become interested in STEM careers and what we did or are doing in those STEM careers.  The woman is Jane Reichart from Assurant.  They repair insured cell phones.  The other gentleman is Steve Stepp from SI-Quent.  He does industrial engineering. OK to post on our website and FB page."
STEM UPDATE Ralph Jodice 2017-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Hanover Club To Host ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS Event

Posted by Craig Aiello on Apr 04, 2017




5:30 - 7:30, at Bourbon Bar & Grill, 1080 Carlisle Street Hanover, PA 

District 7390 RMB (greater Hanover, Gettysburg, & York area) networking event.  

Bring business cards!  The cost of admission is $15.  Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft drinks.  RSVP using the RMB link (Southern Tier RSVP page) at

Great Networking Opportunity

  • Meet Greater Hanover, Gettysburg, & York Area Rotarians
  • Promote Your Business & Have Fun
  • Bring Guests & Expand Your Membership
  • Your Club Could Host One at No Cost!
Hanover Club To Host ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS Event Craig Aiello 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0

President-Elect Ralph Speaks to Kiwanis

Posted by Warren Risk on Mar 03, 2017
President-Elect Ralph was asked to speak to the Hanover Kiwanis Club on March 2 on NATO.  Ralph had also given this talk to Rotary some months back and it was very well received.  Pictured with Ralph is Denise Dunn, Hanover Kiwanis Secretary, and Joe Bunty, Hanover Kiwanis President. 
Thanks for sharing, Ralph, and keep up the good work!
President-Elect Ralph Speaks to Kiwanis Warren Risk 2017-03-03 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Presents Junior Achievement

Posted by Ralph Jodice on Feb 11, 2017
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 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. 

Rotary Presents Junior Achievement Ralph Jodice 2017-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

Hanover Rotary Club Group Picture

Posted by Warren Risk on Dec 23, 2016
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!!!
Hanover Rotary Club Group Picture Warren Risk 2016-12-23 05:00:00Z 0

Hanover Rotarian Receives Citation of Meritorious Service

Posted by Warren Risk
Recently Peg Sennett, a member of the Rotary Club of Hanover, was honored by District Governor Kevin Cogan, at right, with a Citation For Meritorious Service for her years of dedication to the District's Group Study Exchange programs and District's disaster relief programs.  Hanover Rotary President Greg Staub also participated in the presentation.
Well done Peg, and well deserved!!!
Hanover Rotarian Receives Citation of Meritorious Service Warren Risk 2016-12-08 05:00:00Z 0

Delone Catholic High School Interact

Posted by Warren Risk
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.
Delone Catholic High School Interact Warren Risk 2016-11-09 05:00:00Z 0

Members Find Rotary While Traveling

Posted by Warren Risk
 Our members find signs of Rotary while traveling :
This from Ralph and Judy Jodice while visiting family in Cary, NC -
Was in Cary NC the last 4 days visiting our granddaughters, oh and our son and daughter in law too. While on a walk in their downtown yesterday saw this clock donated by their Rotary Club back in 1984. Pic #2 is me with our 5 year old granddaughter, Ellie...a Rotarian in training! 

Something similar could be an idea for us. 

This from Ralph Jodice and wife Judy -
Subject: Redwoods Rotary Memorial Grove

Judy and I rode our tandem in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park today in northern CA just south of Klamath, CA. Many of the Redwood Groves have guessing they are sponsored in some way. Well, we stopped so Judy could take a picture at the Rotary Memorial Grove. 

So President Greg...does this count as attendance at a meeting? 

The giant redwoods here are spectacular. Hope you are all doing well. 

This from Warren Risk and his wife Judy -
While traveling in Western Canada this summer we happened on the small community of Kamloops.  They have a beautiful community park along the river with lawn bowling, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and playground equipment. Activities for all ages!  On a beautiful summer evening we strolled through the park and listened to a wonderful country band perform in the pavilion.  Note what entity provided the pavilion clearly labeled for all to see.
And this one most recently from Ralph and his wife Judy's trip to Antarctica!!!
Hi Greg...we're in FT Lauderdale airport for the final leg of our journey back home. 

This is a pic of 3 Rotarians from a few nights ago aboard our ship while still in Antartica waters. 

From L-R it is; Mike Cross from the Carlisle club, Joe Stein from Orlando, the ship's Captain (not a Rotarian) and me. We think we deserve credit for having a Rotary meeting. 

It was great fun to connect with them, and Mike and his wife will attend our open house next weekend. 

I'll tell this Rotary story on Tuesday. See you Tuesday morning at the board meeting. 

Have a good weekend! 

Members Find Rotary While Traveling Warren Risk 2016-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

Hanover Rotary Obtains 501(c)(3) Status

Posted by Warren Risk on Sep 03, 2015
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.
Hanover Rotary Obtains 501(c)(3) Status Warren Risk 2015-09-03 04:00:00Z 0

United Nations Day - November 7, 2015

Posted by risk on Aug 31, 2015


The long anticipated and exceptionally popular trip to the United Nations will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015.  There are only two, private organizations which have consultative status at the UN, and Rotary International is one of them.  It's amazing how influential our organization is.
United Nations Day - November 7, 2015 risk 2015-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Nepal Earthquake Relief - Rotarian's Daughter shows 'Service Above Self' Warren Risk 2015-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Hanover Rotary and Delone Catholic Interact Club Join Forces for Earth Day/Day of Service Activity Warren Risk 2015-04-21 04:00:00Z 0
Heroin Task Force Town Hall JEK 2015-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

Appreciate Our Veterans

Posted by Peg Sennett
The Rotary Club of York, PA is proud to be the only Rotary Club designated as a "hub" for the National Honor Flight. NHF was founded to give veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict an opportunity to make the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials and witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. It is a special day which generally includes a motorcycle honor guard and a greeting with our national representatives. 
The next “flight” is scheduled to leave by bus from York PA the third week in October.
Rotary Club of York is asking us to help identify qualified veterans. The veteran’s name, address or email address, and phone number should be sent to Rotarian Al Sykes at Al’s phone is 717-880-1261.
York Rotary is also looking for chaperones to spend the day with one of our veterans. The cost for the chaperone is $100.00 and includes a box lunch. It is an unforgettable day for the veteran and for the chaperone.
Appreciate Our Veterans Peg Sennett 2015-02-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation

Posted by Bob Miller on Jan 18, 2015
Bob Miller asked that the following information be shared regarding the Rotary Foundation:
Foundation Information:
  1. The 2013-14 Annual Report is now available on the Rotary website at search for "The 2013-14 Annual Report"
  2. In this report your will learn:
    1. Thru the Global Polio Eradication Initiative the cases of Polio in 2013 were just over 400, reduced from 350,000 in 1988.
    2. Polio remains active in only 3 countries--Nigeria, Afghanistan & Pakistan.
    3. Contributions to the Annual Fund set a new record at $116.6 million, plus $23.7 million to the Endowment fund.
    4. How Rotary spent your dues.
    5. 92% of Foundation funds raised went directly to programs.
  3. Be sure to register your membership on the Rotary website, then you can view your personal contribution status.
Rotary Foundation Bob Miller 2015-01-18 05:00:00Z 0