|April 3, 2017|
Speaker: Jim Cheney, Founder and Author "Uncovering PA"
Topic: THE TEN MOST WONDERFUL PLACES TO VISIT IN PENNSYLVANIA
We are fortunate to live in one of the country's most beautiful and dramatic states! Many of us have never seen, let alone explored, many of its natural and historic wonders and beautiful places. IT IS SPRING! Time for us to get out now and then for a day or two and experience as many as possible, of the sites that PA has to offer, what people from other states drive longer distances to enjoy. Jim has visited and explored endless wonders and sites in our magnificent commonwealth. He will select 10 for you to consider for a visit and share his enthusiastic knowledge with you as to what to expect. Don't miss this informative and delightful presentation!
Greeter: David Volkman
Invocation: Joan Prescott
Club Singing: Karen Paris
Pianist: Norma Swain
Publications: Deb Abel
Jim Cheney is the travel blogger and photographer behind UncoveringPA, Pennsylvania's most-read travel blog. Jim has traveled to every county in Pennsylvania, as well as more than 30 countries around the world. You can read more of his writing on UncoveringPA.com or in his weekly travel column in The Patriot-news.
NEWS AND NOTES:
• Is your attendance low and you are really busy at the office? Think about doing a make-up online. https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/
• Community Service Award - It is time for you to nominate a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg that you feel has done the most in our community. (The Community Service Award). To be eligible for the award, a nominee must have been a member of our club for at least three years, and cannot be the incumbent President, nor the President-Elect of the club. The award is to be made entirely for performance of volunteer service in the community NOT Rotary related. This does not mean, however, that persons in community service positions cannot qualify, but rather that volunteer service beyond normal scope of the nominee’s job for which such person is compensated should be considered. High emphasis is placed on volunteer community service, apart from activity related to Rotary. Please see Linda to make your nomination by April 18.
1. Please retrieve your Roster information sheet from the badge board, update, sign up for 2017-18 committees and return to Linda.
• YCDT students are fundraising in the hopes to raise $5,000 for the grant for Hunger. Please see Linda, Andy Phillips or Blake Lynch for a pledge card.
• CONTRIBUTIONS DUE:
1. Rotary International Foundation $100 - send to RCH office
2. Please send in your PA Wounded Warriors $10 contribution made payable to HRF
• Have you listed your Rotary Service in your LinkedIn profile?
• Follow Rotary Club of Harrisburg Facebook page (and Like us) and www.hbgrotary.org for speaker/meeting updates
• DID YOU KNOW? Contributions to The Harrisburg Rotary Foundation for memorials, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are always appreciated. The recipient receives an appropriate acknowledgment from the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and the contribution is also acknowledged in The Rotary Roundup. Donations are tax-deductible.
• SAVE THE DATES:
1. Sweet Bites for Better Sight May 15!
2. Teacher Impact Awards May 22.
• SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Multi-District Conference will be held in Gettysburg May 5-7 with a “Leaders in Leadership” theme. Program Highlights will include a Gettysburg Battlefield Tour with special leaders in command, Best practices for Rotary Clubs, Wine Tasting Tour, and a Kentucky Derby Dinner Party….hats and all!!! For more information and to register to attend, go to www.rotary7390.org.
2. The April 2017 Governors Newsletter can viewed. Go to rotary7390.org. Across the top are all the tabs, run your cursor over “District Newsletter” and a drop down box will put out and click on the newsletter.
Last meeting 3/27/17 by Curt Stutzman
President Steve Feinour called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m., and thanked the Good Family Singers for their very lively prelude to the meeting. Doug Pieper gave the invocation, and then the Good Family presented a harmonious rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” followed by the pledge to the flag Those in attendance gave a rousing round of appreciative applause for this effort. This led to the club’s time of greeting and fellowship.
President Steve called the meeting back to order and introduced Rotarian Ed Tosti to present the visiting Rotarians and guests. Betty Hungerford, Nominating Committee chair, presented the slate of candidates for officer positions for the next club year.
The nominees were:
President-Elect—Andrew R. Rebuck
Vice President—Joyce Libby
Immediate Past President—J. Stephen Feinour
Secretary—Betty C. Hungerford
Sergeant-at-Arms—Dr. John “Ski” Sygielski
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
James Good '18 Peter R. Henninger '19
Autumn Lang '18 Lawrence M. Means '19
Joan Prescott '18 James A. Smeltzer '19
Theodore K. Reese '18 Charles L. Wingate '19
Andrew Hetrick, 2017 Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Awardee
The ballot was moved and seconded for approval, and the slate of officers and directors was approved unanimously. Congratulations!
Rotarian Rick Foster introduced the EarlyAct Club from the Nativity School. School sponsor Ms. Kayla Roush introduced the students in attendance, and two of the students presented their ideas for conflict resolution using the acronym “LTA.” This stands for Listen, Think, and Act. They shared their ideas for how to practically implement these actions to achieve positive results at the school and in the community. They also shared what they are doing for exposure in the community. They are collecting donations for the Rotary Haiti water project. President Steve suggested that these young students are future Rotarians, and encouraged them to enter the 4-Way Test Essay and Speech Contest when they are able.
Rotarian Ed Tosti welcomed Good News Reporting at this time, and there were many happy returns presented.
President-Elect Sam Levine, who is also the 4-Way Test Essay Contest committee chair, introduced the winners of this year’s contest. Each of the top three winners read their inspirational essays to the club. The results were:
3rd Place—Adelyn Toledo, from Harrisburg Sci-Tech
2nd Place—Christina Ledesma, from Sci-Tech
1st Place—Alassia Brown, from John Harris
President Steve congratulated the students for their efforts. He also thanked the Nativity students EarlyAct Club for their good work. He then reminded the club of the Sweet Bites for Sight committee meeting after today’s meeting, and indicated that next week’s meeting will be held again here at the Hilton.
Following his invitation for the award winners to sign the "Where I Live a first geography book for young children in Harrisburg", the meeting was adjourned at 1:04 p.m.
2016-2017 Club Officers