|April 24, 2017|
|Speakers: Past District Governor John Kramb and District Governor Kevin Cogan
Topic: THE ROTARY FOUNDATION: POLIO IMMUNIZATION; INDIA • JANUARY 2017
Please join us for the informative video and presentation by Past District Governor John Kramb about polio immunization. District Governor Kevin Cogan will also award members their Paul Harris pins.
Greeter: Deb Abel
Invocation: Steve Schwartz
Club Singing: John Hickey
New Member Induction: Sam Levine
Paul Harris Awards: PDG John Kramb and DG Kevin Cogan
Pianist: Norma Swain
Publications: Steve Baloga
Rotary and the business of making wine have a lot in common. You need to know where you are going, you need working capital, and you need to tend the "vines". And when the work is done, we celebrate. Our speaker today is Rotary Past District 7390 Governor John Kramb. PDG John has been a member of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg since 2004, and served as Club President for the 2009-10 Rotary year. He has served as District Membership Coordinator and Assistant Gov. for Group I, on the Budget Committee and two District Conference planning committees, RI UN day and Chair of the District Grants Committee. He is a member of three Rotary fellowships: Beer Lovers, International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians and Rotary on Stamps. He participated in a National Immunization Day for polio eradication in India in 2012. DG John retired from US army in ’95 as Lt. Col, and in 1998, he purchased the Adams County Winery and built it into a thriving tourist attraction. He as his wife purchased the Historic Fairfield Inn in 2013, which was founded in 1757.
District Governor Kevin Cogan joined Rotary in 1998, three years before retiring with the rank of Colonel after a thirty-year career in the United States Army. He was the President of the Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls in Rotary Year 2000-01 (District 7210 - NY). His family was also a host for a Youth Exchange student from Argentina that same year. In 2001 he moved to Carlisle, PA and joined the Rotary Club of Carlisle while assigned as a civilian instructor at the U.S. Army War College. In 2003, he worked with the late Buzz Coho to form the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise and served as that club’s Charter President for two years. He then served as the Youth Exchange chairman in his club and simultaneously as the International Lane chair. It was during this period that Kevin took a keen interest in international water projects after visiting the rural poor in Honduras. He has since made multiple trips and participated in five water and sanitation projects in Honduras and one to Haiti. As District 7390 water and sanitation committee chairman, he created a District 7390 bottled water label to promote awareness for the need for clean water and sanitation projects in third world countries. He contributed a water and sanitation article each month in the District 7390 newsletter. He recently chaired his club’s New Generations Lane, continues as youth exchange counselor, and was an Assistant Governor. Kevin is a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society, and a Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He and his wife Phyllis are the parents of seven adult children, the youngest of which was a Youth Exchange student to Argentina. He serves as D-7390 District Governor in Rotary Year 2016-17.
NEW MEMBERS TO BE INDUCTED:
Chris Baldrige, Harrisburg Public Schools Foundation
Classification: Foundation – Public Schools
Proposer: Betty Hungerford
Cliffeton Green, Howard Hanna
Classification: Real Estate - Residential
Proposer: Sam Levine
Wes Mishoe, Rhoads & Sinon LLP
Proposer: Henry Rhoads
Allisha Proper, BB&T
Classification: Banking - Commercial
Proposer: Jewel Cooper
John Shingara, McConkey Insurance & Benefits
Classification: Insurance – Consultant Benefits
Proposer: John Judson
Paul Harris Awards: The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. Since then, these donations have expanded to support a wide variety of educational and humanitarian projects including, since 1988, the near eradication of the dreaded scourge of polio.
Congratulations to our 2016-17 Paul Harris Fellows:
AUFIERO, Anne Cert + Pin
BARNABY, Terry Cert + Pin
FRAILEY, Frank Cert + Pin
HETRICK, Andy Cert + Pin
HOOVER, WendellCert + Pin
LEVINE, Sam Cert + Pin
LUTZ, Kevin Cert + Pin
McHENRY, John Cert + Pin
MEANS, Larry Cert + Pin
MOORE, Bob Cert + Pin
PARTHEMORE, Joanna Cert + Pin
RESSLER, Peter Cert + Pin
STAUB, Matt Cert + Pin
SYGIELSKI, John Cert + Pin
TOSTI, Ed Cert + Pin
TOTARO, Mark Cert + Pin
UTLEY, Richard Cert + Pin
VOLKMAN, DavidCert + Pin
WINGATE, Chuck Cert + Pin
BALOGA, Steve PHF +1
BASHORE, LarryPHF +1
BOLES, Bill PHF +1
BOSWELL, Jeff PHF +1
CHAMBERLAIN, Bob PHF +1
GROVE, Peggy PHF +1
HUSKIN, Jack PHF +1
MARTONE, Una PHF +1
MOREFIELD, John PHF +1
REBUCK, Andy PHF +1
THOMAS, Carrie W. PHF +1
BEDARD, Joe PHF +2
DETWEILER, Jack PHF +2
EVERHART, Wil PHF +2
GUSS, Ron PHF +2
HUNGERFORD, Betty PHF +2
LOVE, Michael PHF +2
RHOADS, Henry PHF +2
SALINE, Bob PHF +2
BEDARD, David PHF +3
BLACK, Janice PHF +3
DUMARESQ, Carolyn PHF +3
SMITHER, John PHF +3
ARNOLDI, Tom PHF +4
NEWS AND NOTES:
• Richard Goldsmith passed away this past Sunday afternoon. Richard was just 2 months shy of his 100th birthday. Funeral services will take place at 11 AM on Tuesday April 18th at the Bookstaber Chapel of Mt Moriah Cemetery, Strouse & Fritchey Streets. Dick was a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg until 2012 and served for 48 years.
• SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:
• The mark of a Rotarian is caring about others and offering our support. Rotarian Anthony Worrall and his wife, Carolyn have two beautiful daughters recently diagnosed with a rare form of autism, Sanfilippo Syndrome. For more information and should you want to make a contribution: www.curesff.org/meet-the-families/alexa-lacey.
• At the April meeting the Board approved with regret the resignations of Brice Arndt, Michael Hanes, Tom Kuhn and Jim Miller.
• 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 22.
1. Please retrieve your Roster information sheet from the badge board, update, sign up for 2017-18 committees and return to Linda.
• CONTRIBUTIONS DUE:
1. Rotary International Foundation $100 - send to RCH office
• 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.
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 May 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 4/10/17 by Carrie W. Thomas
The meeting was called to order by PRESIDENT STEVE FEINOUR at 12:10PM, with WIL EVERHART giving the invocation, followed by DOUGLAS PIEPER leading the Club in the singing of “America the Beautiful.”
Following the Club members warmly greeting each other, PRESIDENT STEVE introduced CHUCK WINGATE, who welcomed guests and visiting Rotarians.
MIKE JAEGER gave a mini-classification talk, explaining that he has been in banking for thirteen years. Married with two daughters, MIKE lives in Lebanon County with a large extended family. A graduate of Millersville University, he entered banking at the suggestion of his father-in-law. Having been employed in several different banks, MIKE now is a consultant with Orrstown Bank, where he advises business owners and non-profits on how to increase revenue and cut costs. He said that banks’ frequent mergings and government’s stringent regulations make the industry challenging, but that he enjoys working in his field. MIKE went on to say that he has been fortunate in his life, and now wants to give back to the community, and Rotary provides an excellent opportunity to do that. In fact, his bank recently raised over $1000 for the Club’s Haiti Water Project through its “dress-down Friday” event. MIKE looks forward to working with the Club’s water project in Haiti, and to other projects.
A committee announcement was then made about “Sweet Bites for Better Sight,” a matching opportunity for Rotarians. A Club member has offered a $5000 matching grant in support of the Club’s baking championship to support the development of an eye clinic at Hamilton Health Centre. The baking event will take place on May 15. Further details are available on the Club’s website.
At 12:30 PM BOB HOSTETTER, Club Program Czar, took the microphone to introduce the day’s speaker, SCOTT DUNWOODY, recently appointed head of Bethesda Mission. CHUCK WINGATE has retired from the Mission. SCOTT gave an informative overview of the Mission, explaining that it serves men, women and children and has three facilities. The Mission provides free medical and dental care to individuals in need, as well as housing for the homeless. He went on to describe a recent study conducted on faith-based organizations’ responses to homelessness in eleven cities. These organizations include Catholic Charities, Volunteers of America, Salvation Army, and others. He stressed how much money these faith-based charities save the taxpayer while serving the homeless community with compassion and caring.
SCOTT pointed out that too often government agencies regard the solution to homelessness as providing affordable housing, when the faith-based organizations realize the problem goes far deeper than that. The causes of homelessness are myriad, but the most potent are addiction, domestic abuse, mental illness, financial distress, and loneliness. The goal is to make homelessness both rare and brief. SCOTT also explained that a break-down of relationships is a cause of homelessness. Often family and friends reach the end of their patience with people who keep sliding back into addiction, and cause great upheaval in others’ lives.
Prevention of homelessness has been a primary goal of Bethesda Mission since 1990, through providing mentoring and services to youth. The Mission maintains a Community Centre on Herr Street, and works with the Harrisburg School District to try to help youth to stay in school and graduate. The Centre has made a significant difference in the lives of many youth from the area of north Allison Hill, with their graduation rates rising to 80%. The Centre provides weekend retreats for urban youth, providing mentoring through athletics and character-building. These retreats are funded by grants obtained from area businesses and individuals.
Recently, the Mission was able to purchase the former printing business building next to the Community Centre, and an ambitious capital campaign is being conducted to fund all the improvements to the two adjacent buildings. SCOTT showed images of the architect’s renderings for the new space, and described all the family activities that will be offered for up to 200 people. The project will cost $2.2million, but substantial funds have been generated from area foundations, churches, businesses, and individuals. Sun Motor Cars, in fact, contributed $28,000 as a result of their “month of caring” last year.
The mantra is “Invest now, or spend much more later.” The monies invested in mentoring youth will help greatly in preventing their homelessness later in life. SCOTT DUNWOODY invited all Club members to visit the Community Centre for a tour, or to volunteer to help to build classrooms there, or to donate materials or money for retreat scholarships.
PRESIDENT STEVE thanked SCOTT for his meaningful presentation, and reminded Rotarians that there would NOT be a meeting next Monday due to Easter and Passover. The April 24 meeting will include a presentation of Paul Harris fellowships to Rotarians, as well as a presentation by Bob Hall about the Dominican Republic dental clinic. Then May 4/5 is the District Conference.
2016-2017 Club Officers