|October 2, 2017|
|Speaker: Brian Barno, Vice President Broadband Cable Association
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!
Greeter: John Griner
Invocation: Douglas Pieper
Club Singing: John Hickey
Mini-Classification Talk: Cliffeton Green
Pianist: Norma Swain
Publications: Deb Abel
Brian F. Barno is President of the KING Community Center. His day job is with the Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania (BCAP) where he serves as Vice-President of Government Affairs. At BCAP, Barno is responsible for the Association’s state legislative affairs representing member companies that provide broadband video, voice and data products throughout Pennsylvania.
Barno is a graduate of U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management Program in nonprofit management and has done Master’s Degree Work in Public Administration at Penn State Harrisburg. He completed his undergraduate studies with a BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
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 9/25/17 by Carrie W. Thomas
PRESIDENT SAM LEVINE opened the meeting at 12:15 PM by inviting CAROLYN DUMARESQ to give the Invocation, followed by KAREN GOOD’s leading the Club in singing “My Country Tis of Thee.” After Rotarians greeted each other warmly, PRESIDENT SAM asked KAREN GOOD to introduce Visiting Rotarians and Guests.
CAROLYN DUMARESQ introduced our exchange student SARAH from Belgium, and her other guest GRACE MUDRICK of ADP, a prospective member. BETTY HUNGERFORD introduced Kory Auch, a prospective member. PRESIDENT SAM welcomed HAL HURWITZ back after a long absence, noting that HAL had brought him into the Club years ago.
GOOD NEWS REPORTING was conducted by JAMES GOOD, and DISTRICT GOVERNOR UNA MARTONE announced that she has now visited 26 of the District’s Clubs, and will visit the 27th this evening. CAROLYN DUMARESQUE congratulated BETTY HUNGERFORD for her being honoured as a Woman of Philanthropy by TFEC, and BETTY responded by stating that CAROLYN is her co-recipient of the award! BETTY went on to enthuse that Theatre Harrisburg’s “Rumours” had all performances sold out! GIB PARTHEMORE said that his son has passed the national board for his profession, and BOB SALINE reported that JOHN JUDSON was returning to Haiti with a group of doctors to provide medical care there at the end of October. ANDY REBUCK urged everyone to attend the (finally) re-scheduled IMAX movie at Whitaker Centre this Thursday at 6:30 PM. JOE BEDARD extolled the excellent Capital Region Literacy Program for their providing free books to students. MARION ALEXANDER’s son-in-law, an Alaskan forestry ranger, is heading to Puerto Rico to assist in hurricane search and rescue efforts. TRAVIS DiNICOLA announced that the PA Youth Ballet’s gala on Sat. evening was an outstanding success. IRA PACKMAN added a note of levity in conclusion by saying his young grandson finally has told him the meaning of life: “Eat peas!”
PRESIDENT SAM reiterated that Club members should attend Thursday’s IMAX movie, and reminded everyone to sign up to volunteer at the Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 21. On Oct. 17 there will be an “alternative” Rotary meeting at Harvest, and on Oct. 14 is the Leadership Institute at Central Penn College, which will be helpful to new Rotarians in particular. The Rotary Hurricane Relief Fund now stands at $1800 but we hope to reach $5000 by the end of the week in order for PEGGY GROVE’S $5000 match to kick in.
PRESIDENT SAM then introduced ELLEN KYZER to present the annual Service Above Self Awards, a project our Club has organized since 1989. ELLEN emphasized that putting others before oneself is very important, and is something instilled in children early on. However, too often as children become adults, they fail to be kind to others. The world desperately needs those who care for others, and our Club’s Service Above Self Awards recognize those who do just that.
JACKIE RUCKER of Tri-County Community Action was announced as the First Runner-Up for the Award. She has been active in various leadership initiatives in community projects in Camp Curtain and Allison Hill. MS. RUCKER gave credit to her staff and volunteers for “doing the work,” however, saying that she receives the award but they put forth the efforts. Her organization received a contribution of $500.
ELLEN then introduced KAY PICKERING of Neighborhood Dispute Settlement as the winner of the Service Above Self Award, with a $1000 donation to her organization. MS. PICKERING emphasized the importance of mediation in resolving disputes, whether they be domestic, work-related, or neighborhood. She encourages everyone to seek mediation to resolve disputes before they escalate into violence.
In closing the meeting at the unprecedented time of 12:40 PM, PRESIDENT SAM reminded everyone that the Pancake Breakfast and Rotary Foundation committees would meet afterwards.
SAM also announced that IRA PACKMAN is seeking a replacement as co-chair of the Homeless Initiative Committee, as his work will prevent him from serving. CORINNE SHERIDAN is the co-chair.
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