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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bailey Coach Assists Hurricane Victims 2019-09-16 04:00:00Z 0
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted by Warren Risk on Feb 12, 2019
Rotary Meeting Cancelled Warren Risk 2019-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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  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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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