Events under 'Weekly Meetings'
Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Rotary Meeting at DUC RSVP required Haiti Clean Water Mission

Come to Rotary to hear about from the Eight Rotarians who travelled for the Haiti Clean Water Mission.

Monday, June 26, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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NO MEETING -July 4th holiday

Monday, July 03, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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At Dixon University Center RSVP Required Year in Review and Induction of Rotary Officers and Board

Program: A Look Back and looking forward.  Imm. Past President Steve will give his year in review, District Governor Una Martone will Install Officers / Directors and President Sam Levine will present "LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW, GREAT AND ROBUST YEAR"!

HERE WE GO AGAIN.....saying "good bye" to another great, fastidious, Rotary President for old #23!  He has not asked to do it again(!) , but that does not diminish his true understanding of the mission of International Rotary and his dedication to it!  With wisdom and steady leadership he impacted our growth, our commitment and our enhanced positive impact on our community. Let's give President Steve a solid farewell and a salute for a job Extremely Well Done! Thanks Steve!!!

Truly, in our annual life together as a club and as Rotarians, one of the most important and challenging events is the installation of our new president.   And this year, we really have another good one!  Pres. Sam will outline his plans for the year ahead, and charge us as to how we can join him in advancing the impact, quality and growing significance of Old Club #23 In All The World.  Let's honor him and recommit as individuals to our Rotary ideals and actions!

Monday, July 10, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Eugene Barr, Executive Director of the PA Chamber of Commerce


As one of the largest and oldest states in the U.S., the state of our economy impacts us directly, as well as many other states in the country.  There is a perception that PA is often at the near bottom of the "best states" and generally near the top of the "worst states".   We could go on and on as to why that is!  But one of the key factors for good or ill is our state's economy.  Gene Barr is a highly regarded and recognized expert on the realities of the PA economy.  He has been invited to share his opinions, insights and predictions with us.  As somebody who cares about "what's in your wallet" you are advised not to miss this one!!!  Or any, in the humble opinion of your CZAR!

Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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At Dixon University Center RSVP required - Char Magaro, longtime popular Restaurateur and Environmental Activist.


Now and then, especially in the summer, it seems intriguing to ask a well known member of our community, who is known by almost everybody for one thing and ask them about what they are really most concerned about!  When Char was asked, she had no hesitation in her quick response "what I really care about and am most concerned about is "our struggling environment" she said.  And thus, she has been asked to share her developing thoughts with all of us.  A topic much in the news here, and around the world, let's get together at Rotary and here what she has to say.  She really knows a lot! 

Monday, July 24, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Ann Van Dyke, Authority on State and Federal Hate Crimes


Most all of us know and feel that we live in a wonderful country.  Thus when we hear and read about the dramatic growth of "hate groups" it is something that truly unnerves us.  Why is this happening, why is this happening more now? What is the ultimate intent of these groups?  How best should this be addressed in a free and open society?  Ms. Van Dyke is civil investigator and trainer with much experience with many municipalities, education institutions, employers and employee groups, religious and civic groups.  She has served as a trainer for the PA State Police , the US Department of Justice, and the PA Office of Attorney Gen. She has been interviewed on NPR, New York Times and the Washington. As Rotarians we should be up to date as to what Organized Hate is about!    

Monday, July 31, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Dr. Michael L. Hanes, President and CEO of Whitaker Center Productions

Topic: Expedition Chesapeake, A Journey of Discovery


Rotarian Hanes has 45 years of experience in higher education and non-profit organizations. He received acclaim for his leadership and development of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.  In addition, and through those years, he developed a deep seated love and appreciation for our magnificent Susquehanna River and it's prime role in the health and well being of the regional treasure, the Chesapeake Bay.  Now that he is retired from Whitaker he has become the prime mover in the extraordinary Chesapeake Expedition, A Journey of Discovery.  The title of a magnificent new big screen production which he is producing! If you love and appreciate our wonderful river, you will love hearing about this exciting and dramatic project now underway by a fellow Rotarian!  

Monday, August 07, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Monday, August 14, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Jim Rowell, CEO and Co-founder of Rising Sun Consultants, LLC

Topic: The 10 Keys of Effective Supervision

As many Rotarians are professionally related to the "fine art of supervision", this weeks program will be a direct resource for enhancing your skills....always a challenge! No matter if you are currently tasked or retired doing volunteer work, supervision remains a classic challenge to one's success.  There are many different concepts and approaches, this consulting firm of 25 years, has noted respect in this important field.  In addition to his presentation, he has been invited to bring copies of Rising Sun's just published book entitled "10 KEYS of EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP" for those of you who might wish to purchase a copy.  This will be a program of usable takeaways!

Monday, August 21, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Phil Guarneschelli, PinnacleHealth System president and CEO


Living in South Central PA it is impossible to live here without seeing more and more facilities, medical centers, hospitals, clinics wearing a bold sign "PINNACLE HEALTH"! They are literally everywhere.  What is going on?  With the dramatic and somewhat revolutionary changes in health care in our midst, Phil Garneschelli the man behind what's happening, has been invited to tell us just that..."what is going on"! The system, as of July 17, now serves a 10 county area with more than 8,000 employees and 1,400 physicians and allied health professionals.  The impact of Pinnacle's spreading domain impacts us all.  Let's hear what he has to say!

Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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NO MEETING - Labor Day

Monday, September 04, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Pedro A. Rivera, PA Secretary of Education


Until 2015, Dr. Rivera had served as the superintendent of The School District of Lancaster for eight years.  In that role he developed and implemented a new curriculum, an aggressive professional development plan, and innovative classroom observation tools. One of the many reasons he is held in high esteem is that the district's graduation rate dramatically increased! There were notable improvements in math, science, and writing proficiency success.  In addition, he is widely praised for the enhanced level of participation from high-performing students in programs that help prepare them for college and graduate studies.   Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change in urban education, he is one of 10 individuals, nationally, to receive this prestigious honor!  Pedro is a first generation college graduate.  He is a dynamic speaker and one of the most popular Secretary of Ed. ever in the Commonwealth.  He genuinely is NOT to be missed!
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Dr. Paul Eslinger, Director, Programs in Clinical Nuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Penn State Hershey Medical Center / Clinical Neuroscience Institute


Today's speaker, Dr. Paul Enslinger. is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of neuropsychiatry.  His topic today will bring members up to date on the latest information and progress in the field of the treatment of Alzheimer's.   He has written a substantive number of respected books, authored hundreds of articles in medical journals and has spoken to academics, medical and popular audiences throughout the world and across our country.  The Club should be complimented for his willingness to find time to speak to us regarding this incredibly relevant topic which is one we all care about!   

Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Service Above Self Awards

This annual award ceremony, unique to our club, was started by the club president in 1989. The over arching concept is to recognize and reward "unsung heroes" in our community human service delivery entities who are tireless volunteers, who actually live "SERVICE ABOVE SELF"!  You will hear from three people, selected by our committee, via a highly competitive process.  Come and meet some very great human will warm your heart!  

Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Brian Barno, Broadband Cable Association of PA (BCAP)

Topic: "THE KING COMMUNITY CENTER: An Undiscovered Jewel In Our City!"

When fellow Rotarian Beth Peiffer told me about Brian Barno and the King Center I thought I never heard of it!  This is the story of a dedicated business guy who led this struggling inner city entity for poor and struggling kids to huge success!   This is a story of "Service Above Self" in action!.  Brian Barno is not only a very busy business driver, he is the chair of the board of the King Community Center. The center provides enrichment programs to promote positive family values and community alliances.  Brian is a dynamo in business development and an expert in nonprofit leadership.  A dedicated guy with a message we all will love! 

Monday, October 02, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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NO Meeting - Columbus Day

Monday, October 09, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Beth A. Twiss Houting Senior Director of Programs and Services Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Topic:  "THANKS KING CHARLES II AND WILLIAM PENN: Bill's Incredible Land Grab'"!          


One afternoon at the the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the VP for programs was going through some dusty old drawers in the magnificent old building in Philadelphia.  She opened one and said, "hmmmmm, what is this?" To her amazement and surprise it was the ACTUAL letter that King Charles ll wrote to William Penn granting him the land, the place where we all live!  Your Program CZAR thought this to be extraordinary and thus I invited Beth to come and tell us all about it.  There will be her sharing of this amazing discovery and some visuals to accompany.  She will be driving up from Philly to tell us about it and I hope you will find it intriguing as do I! A little different!!! 

Monday, October 16, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Meeting is at Dixon University Center: "THE GREAT DISTRICT 4 WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST"


Those of you who did not blow this off last year can attest that it is a wonderful and moving experience! Let's support these great, emerging young people.
Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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David Lai, Ph.D. Specialist On North Korea U.S. Army War College

This is truly one of the hottest topics of the day here and in the world.  Dr. David Lai is a highly informed expert on "every thing North Korea".  What are his opinions regarding it as a real, direct threat to the United States?  What does he think should or could be done? To what extent are we trapped in a "zone of fear"? What really is it with North Korea? Bring your questions to ask after he speaks.  BTW.....he is a "terrific speaker"!
Monday, October 30, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Noon-1:15 PM Veteran's Day Program: PA Wounded Warriors

Speakers: Three Wounded Warriors Whose Lives Have Been Dramatically Changed By Fighting On Our Behalf!


Today we will be impacted by three PA veterans whose lives, and those of their families, have been dramatically altered on our behalf.  Via three brief videos, produced brilliantly by our fellow Rotarian Bob Saline, at a dinner celebration on their behalf hosted by the PA Wounded Warriors organization.  Be prepared for a realization of what these men have achieved and lost on our behalf. You will be deeply moved!   Affirm that Rotarians really do care!

Monday, October 30, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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