|October 16, 2017|
|Speaker: Beth Twiss Houting, VP Programs Pennsylvania Historical Society
Topic: "THANKS KING CHARLES II AND WILLIAM PENN: Bill's Incredible Land Grab'"!
One afternoon at the PA Historical Society the VP for programs was going through some dusty old drawers in the magnificent old building in Philadelphia. She opened one and said, "hmmmmm, what is this?" To her amazement and surprise it was the ACTUAL letter that King Charles ll wrote to William Penn granting him the land, the place where we all live! Your Program CZAR thought this to be extraordinary and thus I invited Beth to come and tell us all about it. There will be her sharing of this amazing discovery and some visuals to accompany. She will be driving up from Philly to tell us about it and I hope you will find it intriguing as do I! A little different!!!
Greeter: Autumn Lang
Invocation: Joan Prescott
Club Singing: Heather Hu
Mini-classification Talk: John Shingara
Pianist: Norma Swain
Publications: Steve Baloga
Beth Twiss Houting is the Senior Director of Programs & Services at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she oversees publications and on-site, online, and outreach programs. She has over 30 years of experience in interpretive planning, program and exhibit development, education, and audience research, working for organizations such as Winterthur, the National Constitution Center, Chester County Historical Society, and on the faculty of the Museum Studies Program at the University of the Arts. In addition, Beth has published on how people -- especially children -- learn in museums. Throughout her career, she has served on museum professional committees and consulted in the areas of visitor research and program planning. Beth holds a BA in History from Pennsylvania State University and a MA from the University of Delaware in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture with a Certificate in Museum Studies
NEWS AND NOTES:
• OCT-DEC dues invoices were sent. Please make every effort to pay upon receipt.
• Congratulations to Ali Bach on being a finalist for the Care to Share award. The winner of the award will be announced at The Conference for Women on October 19th! Please join us in congratulating Ali on receiving this prestigious nomination! To attend the Luncheon Awards Ceremony - Program begins at 12:00 pm. The Luncheon Ceremony is open to men and women and will be approximately an hour and a half long. Luncheon only tickets are $45.00. To register go to www.WomenBeExtraordinary.com
• Congratulations to Carolyn Dumaresq and Betty Hungerford on being honored at the Woman of Philanthropy by TFEC.
• 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 pm. 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. Pancake Breakfast: October 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM- Noon at Harrisburg High School.
Please sell your tickets and sign up to volunteer.
2. 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.
2. Nov 14 - The Rotary Club of Harrisburg Keystone will host a RMB (Rotary Means Business) networking event on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron Street in Harrisburg, starting with registration at 6:15 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. Attending the event will cost nothing, and you buy your own drinks. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Attend and make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of Rotary.
3. Nov 15 – Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner will be held at the Hershey Lodge from 6 pm-9 pm. Rotarian John Nanni, Polio Survivor, will be the guest speaker. Cost is $65.Use the district website (www.rotary7390.org) to register by Nov. 10
Last meeting 10/2/17 by Deb Abel
Rotarians entering our meeting were greeted by Norma Swain’s lovely musical entertainment.
The meeting was called to order by President Sam, with Doug Pieper sharing an invocation appropriate to the day, John Hickey leading club singing and the pledge of allegiance.
The first matter of business was amendment to the Rotary by-laws. The following items were reviewed -
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.
There was a motion to approve the amendment, a second and a voice vote in favor of the amendment.
Cliffeton Green shared an “illustrated” mini-classification talk. Cliffeton is a Harrisburg native who returned to the Capital area. She is a real estate broker with Howard Hanna and a developer. Her slide show demonstrated her talent for development featuring a West Shore residential property transformed and updated beautifully.
Bob Hostetter, Program Czar, started congratulating Ted Reese and Marion Alexander for the success of the Harrisburg Symphony special campaign which exceeded the goal of $1.8 Million. Then Bob introduced Brian Barno with very little of his usual sarcasm. He must have been in awe of Brian’s devoted service and dedication to The King Community Center.
Brian Barno is chairman of the board of the King Community Center, while professionally he is VP of Government Relations with the Broadband Cable Association of PA. The center was founded by Dr. Lavette Paige who serves as CEO of this important local organization.
The KCC programming is based in three programs. Health Education/Diabetes Prevention and Management, Positive Parenting Programs, and Girls Summer Enrichment Program. The Health Education/Diabetes Prevention Program is focused on promoting health and well-being with activities including exercise, healthy meals and health education. The Positive Parenting Program helps families with teaching positive parenting to support both children and adults in the family. The Girls Summer Enrichment Program is the outcome of visits to Muncie State Correctional Facility for Women. Fifty-five women attended sessions and their message was to start very young to prevent girls from starting behaviors which put them at risk. The Summer Program is ALL girls and serves ages 6-12. Parents love the ALL GIRLS aspect of the program. The program provides cultural enrichment, athletics and supports academic skills in reading and math.
The Center is a place where the message of Dr. King “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve” is alive through daily action.
The Pancake Breakfast – October 21 – Needs you
President Sam says, “Rotary needs you”. Volunteers are still needed for shifts at our most important fundraiser. Give a 2 hour or a double shift if you can.
The meeting was adjourned.
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