|September 25, 2017|
|Program: 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 beings.....it will warm your heart!
Greeter and Good News Reporter: Karen Good
Invocation: Carolyn Dumaresq
Club Singing: Karen Good
Pianist: Norma Swain
Publications: Carrie W. Thomas
The 2017 Service Above Self award is presented annually by the Rotary Club of Harrisburg. We received numerous entries representing an array of nonprofits in our area. The committee continues to focus on nonprofits in Harrisburg that embody our mission. Monetary awards will be made to the organization in honor of the recipient.
Neighborhood Dispute Settlement
$1,000 Awardee Kay Pickering
Tri County Community Action
$500 Awardee Jacqueline Rucker
NEWS AND NOTES:
• BYLAW Changes: Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Club, a quorum being present, by a two thirds vote of all members present, provided that notice of such proposed amendment shall have been given by mail, email, or facsimile to each member at least ten (10) days before such meeting. No amendment or addition to these Bylaws can be made which is not in harmony with the Standard Club Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International.
1. Club Administrator replaces Executive Director.
2. Article lX Membership
Sec. 1. Kinds. There are five (5) kinds of memberships, namely: Active, Active Special, Honorary, Corporate and Family.
E. Family Membership. Immediate family member of a current Harrisburg Rotarian in good standing is eligible to join the club with full benefits. In the event that the primary Rotary member should cease to be a member in good standing, the family member who has joined under the family membership would be required to join as the primary member. Immediate Family is to be defined as the spouse, significant other or child of the Rotarian. Any request outside of this definition; thus creating an expansion of the immediate family member definition, will require board approval. This benefit will be expanded to all immediate family members as defined without limitation.
• JUL-SEP dues invoices and HRF $100 contribution invoices will be sent by July 1st. Please make every effort to pay upon receipt.
• MEMBERSHIP INFO:
Announcing a great new way for all the awesome Rotarians of Club #23 (in all the world) to network and stay engaged with our Club happenings!! Please join the Membership Committee for the first of our monthly evening gatherings on Tuesday, October 17 from 4:30 until 6:30. We’ll be meeting at Susquehanna Harvest (in the Shoppes of Susquehanna at 2625 Brindle Dr., Harrisburg) for Rotary fellowship, news, and appetizers (drinks are on your own). You will get attendance credit! The Membership Committee has organized this gathering in response to member feedback, and we hope to see many of our fellow Rotarians there!! RSVP is not required, but is helpful for planning purposes.
We look forward to seeing you on October 17!
-Amy Kaunas & Angela Tatum, your Membership Committee co-chairs
• SAVE THE DATE:
1. You are invited to a special evening event on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 PM at the Whitaker Center for Science and Arts. Popcorn and soda are complimentary. The new documentary film Dream Big is about the design and construction of huge things, from skyscrapers and bridges to the Great Wall of China and the International Space Station. It’s also about what it takes to be an engineer and why people - both men and women - choose that as a profession. Here’s a link to the
film’s website: http://www.dreambigfilm.com/ Please attend with your family and friends.
Please let Linda know if you attend so you can receive attendance credit.
2. Pancake Breakfast: October 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM- Noon at Harrisburg High School.
Please sell your tickets and sign up to volunteer.
3. Peace Garden: Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is hosting its banquet Wednesday, October 11th at the West Shore CC to raise funds/awareness for PSR and the Peace Garden. Please let President Sam or Peter Ressler know if you are interested in attending.
• Is your attendance low and you are really busy at the office? Think about doing a make-up online. https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/
• CONTRIBUTIONS DUE:
1. Harrisburg Rotary Foundation $100. Please pay by December 30.
• 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 weekly 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 9/18/17 by Karen Paris
President Sam called us to order at 12:15 P.M. Jeff Boswell reminded us of elements in the 4-Way Test in his invocation and Marsha Banks led us in a rousing a capella “Star Spangled Banner.” We had some really good meet and greet time and then our formal program started with James Good introducing four guests to the Club.
Sam noted that there are new ByLaws changes in the works; Linda’s position is being re-titled and the Club now offers a family membership. He also announced that advertising will begin shortly for Linda’s position (so sad to have her retire but can’t help but wish her well…) and that Abel Personnel is coordinating the search. Let Sam or Deb Abel know if you have a good (nope, better make that “great” ) candidate.
The Club has joined the Texas Relief fund and has $1000+ so far. All the monies will go through Rotary International. Please send in your check to Harrisburg Rotary Foundation earmarked Hurricane Relief Fund by September 25th.
On October 28, 2017, the Physicians for Social Responsibility will hold a Gala at the West Shore Country Club. They are the group responsible for the Peace Garden between Emerald and Maclay Streets on the River (2 blocks north of the Governor’s Mansion) in Harrisburg. We got an overview of the Garden and its origins. The inspiration for the Garden came from Hiroshima, which had carved out a Peace Garden in its rebuilding after World War Two to assure that the tragedy that struck them would never happen again. Rotary has a strong history of supporting peace parks; the first one was on the US/Canada border. Currently, there are 138 Peace Gardens throughout the world. The one in Harrisburg started with a Peace Pole (the idea for which came from Ann Marie Judson). The Harrisburg Peace Garden is a joint effort between Harrisburg Rotary and Physicians for Social Responsibility. It is not a memorial garden. There are three sculptures in the garden – the artist who did them donated the labor for two because he was so impressed with the site! Rotary and PSR do an annual cleanup and also an annual planting (in May).
John Judson, who won the RI Service Above Self Award, made an announcement about the Rotary International Foundation and answered a lot of questions about the RI Foundation, the fact that Harrisburg Rotary has a foundation that is independent of the Club and of the RI Foundation. He emphasized that a lot of the money that is raised by our members for the RI Foundation does come back to our community in the form of local grants. Last year 102 Rotarians from our Club participated and the District received $10,000 back. John also noted that the Rotary Leadership Institute will be on October 14 and he asked members to seriously consider attending since the program is excellent for anyone in Rotary and the business world.
Yours truly noted that we are making great progress on the 21st Annual PB! Come one, come ALL! Bring your appetites.
Joyce Libby requested assistance with the 4 Way Test Speech Contest. 20 students from Sci-Tech and 15 from Harrisburg High have signed up (!!) and Joyce needs mentors to help the participants prepare. President Sam noted that last year our Club’s winner went to the District Finals. Call Joyce if you can help.
President Sam noted that our formal speaker for the day did not make it and he closed the meeting with the 4 Way Test and a statement to “go forth and serve”.
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