|May 22, 2017|
|Presentation: Rotary Gives Back and Community Service Award
Rotary Gives Back – "CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF CLUB # 23"!
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy and violence. We also support programs for youth, educational opportunities for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. Come to Rotary, celebrate the spirit of Club #23 and hear how ROTARY GIVES BACK!
Greeter: Gil Brown
Invocation: David Volkman
Club Singing: Karen Good
Pianist: Norma Swain
Community Service Award Recipient:
Betty C. Hungerford has been a professional in the field of development and public relations for more than 35 years. In December 2000, she was named to the newly created position of Director of Development at Homeland Center in Harrisburg. Hungerford is responsible for securing the financial and community resources to help support services provided in the 50 Personal Care suites and 95 Skilled Nursing Care Units of the 150-year old senior healthcare facility.
A graduate of Lebanon Valley College, she is past president of its Alumni Association, chairs the Award Committee and is a member the college’s Vickroy Society. She is the recipient of an Alumni Citation and in June 2004 was named a Distinguished Alumna of Lebanon Valley for her contributions to her profession, the community and the college.
On May 16, 2009, her alma mater conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree upon her, noting her energetic leadership in numerous organizations, both as a professional and volunteer.
Hungerford’s professional memberships include the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP), Estate Planning Council of Central PA, Inc. (Past President) and is a past president of the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society (PPRS). She is the recipient of the Ernest R. McDowell Award presented by PPRS for sustained excellence in public relations and contributions to the community. In 2006, she was named Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Central PA Chapter of AFP and in 2007 was named a Woman of Excellence by the Harrisburg YWCA. In the spring of 2012, she was named a Woman Who Cares by Open Stage Harrisburg and, the Central PA Chapter, PRSA, awarded her the prestigious Frederick E. Leuschner Award for Excellence in Public Relations in November, 2014. Her leadership and community contributions were also recognized by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Capital Region with the presentation of the premier Beyond Mentoring Award on December 1, 2016.
Her community volunteer activities include: membership in The Rotary Club of Harrisburg for which is the Immediate Past President; Theatre Harrisburg (Board Development Chair)); The Civic Club of Harrisburg; PinnacleHealth Auxiliary and Harrisburg Symphony Society. Betty serves on the committee for the Annual Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA, has volunteered; and served as advisor to 30th Anniversary of Downtown Daily Bread, member of first Community Concert of Thanksgiving sponsored by Chisuk Emuna; three-year board member of the Mental Health Association of the Capital Region (now dissolved). She was recognized with Rotary’s Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Award in 2011.
Betty treasures a 36-year marriage to Paul Hungerford who died October, 2010 and is the mother of four children, one of whom is deceased. They have 22 grandchildren. She is a member of Pine Street Presbyterian Church.
Rotary Gives Back:
The Rotary Club of Harrisburg, through its Harrisburg Rotary Foundation (HRF), will present grants and scholarships to projects, scholarships and a Community Service Award as part of its mission of local service and its Rotary Gives Back initiative.
2017 HRF Monetary Awards:
• Harrisburg School District homeless backpack program
• Youth Community Development Team grant awardee: Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families of Catholic Charities
• Scholarships: Bishop McDevitt, Sci Tech, Harrisburg and Steelton-Highspire High School Seniors
• Dictionary Project to Harrisburg School District Third Graders
• Dominican Republic Dental Clinic
• Four Way Test Essay Contest
• Four Way Test Speech Contest
• Ecology Scholarship
• Haiti Water Project
• PA Wounded Warriors
• Peace Garden
• Service Above Self Awards
• SciTech River Trip
• Where I Live book (Speaker’s gift) to Harrisburg School District
• Youth Exchange Program
The Rotary Gives Back program creates a way for Rotary Club of Harrisburg members to serve and support the city of Harrisburg - the community in which many members reside, work, and enjoy. The Rotary Club of Harrisburg remains committed to helping students of the Harrisburg School District bridge the gap between available resources and the resources needed to continue their education beyond high school and become responsible and contributing professionals.
NEWS AND NOTES:
• ROSTER: Please retrieve your Roster information sheet from the badge board, update, sign up for 2017-18 committees and return to Linda by May 24th.
• Sweet Bites 2017 - A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Sweet Bites for Better Sight Baking Championship yesterday in support of Hamilton Health Center’s future eye clinic. We want to offer a special thank you to several individuals:
- Betty Hungerford for making two delicious lemon cakes that generated $400 each at our recent club meeting (and our generous club members who purchased these cakes)
- Andy Rebuck for serving as emcee at the baking championships and providing two billboards.
- Linda Freedenberg for so capably and graciously managing many details of this event
- Our awesome bakers with special recognition of the winners:
1st Place (tie) Messiah College and HACC Students in the Culinary Program
3rd Place Joann Maste
- Peggy Grove for an early gift toward this project
- Our anonymous donor and club member who has provided a matching grant …..extended until the end of May 2017
All gifts by our members toward this project will be matched dollar for dollar up to $200 per member until we reach $2,500. EVERYONE – PLEASE PARTICIPATE: Checks can be made payable to Harrisburg Rotary Foundation and sent to the Rotary office.
How Sweet it is to be a Rotarian!
Barry Goodling and Dan Brannen, Co-Chairs
• Is your attendance low and you are really busy at the office? Think about doing a make-up online. https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/
• SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
Ben Franklin School :1205 N 6th Street • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
• CONTRIBUTIONS DUE:
1. Rotary International Foundation $100
• 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.
1. 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.
2. The 2016-17 Rotary International Convention will be held in Atlanta, GA June 10-14, 2017. Sign up now at http://www.riconvention.org/en/atlanta. District 7390 is arranging a chartered bus to depart June 9 (evening) and returning on June 15.
3. Join Rotary District 7390 for a group installation of the 2017/18 District Leadership and Club Presidents!
Be there to root for District Governor Una and President Sam!
Note: Parking is $4 per car, however, you can park FREE on Thursday thanks to Community Aid. Bring a bag full of clothes to donate and park for FREE. Donations will be accepted at City Island as you are parking.
Last meeting 5/15/17 by Andy Rebuck
“How Sweet it is!” This scribe is very hopeful that you attended our Rotary Club meeting on Monday May 15th and, in fact, if by bad luck you missed this meeting my suggestion is to stop reading these minutes right now. Long story short, we had the sweetest meeting of the Rotary year by a large measure as we hosted the second annual “Sweet Bites For Better Sight” Baking Championship.
Of course President Steve gonged us to attention at 12:15 and new Rotarian Heather Hu led in club singing and the pledge and much to Steve’s chagrin but he was dreaming of sweet bites for better sight baked goods and he missed calling Rotarian Wingate to offer today’s invocation.
You could literally smell the cupcakes when Rotarian Gebhart wisely took 30 seconds to introduce Jeanine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center. Jeanine, perhaps also smelling the cupcake aroma or simply appreciating that she was the only thing standing between our membership and those sweet treats, took five minutes with three key notes.
Our speaker highlighted a real need across our community for affordable vision care. She further noted that the Center serves over 8,800 children annually. With a big smile on her face, she finished by saying the goal is to raise $500,000 to build a dedicated space for vision care at the Center and that Rotary’s awesome support with the Baking Championship is really sweet.
At 12:30 President Steve adjourned the attendees to head to the next ballroom for the Baking Championship tasting and judging. Sure there was some pushing and shoving and someone yelled, “women and children first” but no need to panic as there were lots and lots of awesome goodies to taste and enjoy and judge.
The Committee led by Rotarian’s Brannen and Goodling get kudos and congratulations for hosting the event that featured raffle prizes awarded to Michele Tantardini, Elizabeth Piscioneri, Gail Masciantonio, Ken Conner, Barry Goodling, Glenn Hafer, Jenny Black and Peggy Grove and culminated with the counting of the ballots and 3rd place recognition to Joann Maste and a tie for first place with HACC students and Messiah students providing the winning combinations ----both winners will be touted on an area billboard in coming days.
“How Sweet it is to be a Rotarian.”
2016-2017 Club Officers