|October 23, 2017|
|Program: "THE GREAT DISTRICT FOUR WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST"
Winners of this speech contest, selected by our committee, will present their thoughts and beliefs on the Four Way Test. They have learned a great deal about the precepts of Rotary! They will be nervous, but well prepared. Those of you who have heard the remarks of these young people in the past will attest as to the impact they have had on them. This is a very special program which you should not miss. CELEBRATE ROTARY.....it is a privilege!
Greeter: Beth Mihmet
Invocation: Steve Schwartz
Club Singing: Karen Paris
Publications: Peter Henninger
Eight Students will address The Four-Way Test topic.
THE ROTARY FOUR WAY TEST of the things we think, say or do
1. IS IT THE TRUTH?
2. IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
3. WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?
Judging this year’s event will be our very own John “Ski” Sygielski, President of HACC; Rotarian and previous Toastmaster himself, Wendell Hoover and current public speaker and retired Chief Marketing Officer from Hershey Entertainment, Kimberly Schaller. Speeches will be scored on the following criteria:
• CONTENT - Introduction, originality, organization, conclusion
• DELIVERY - Voice control, articulation, enunciation, diction, body language
• FOUR-WAY TEST- Total integration of Rotary's four-way test throughout the body of speech.
• OVERALL APPEAL and IMPACT persuasiveness.
Club Awards will be made to the winners, who then go on to the Mid-level contest and the top speech moves on to District.
Club Awards: 1st place - $300 2nd Place - $200 3rd Place - $100
District Awards: 1st place - $1,500 2nd Place - $1,000 3rd Place - $750
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.
• 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.
T-SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE!
• 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 10/16/17 by Steve Baloga
President Sam brought the meeting to order at the Harrisburg Hilton with piano music provided by Norma Swain, the invocation by Joan Prescott, singing of America the Beautiful led by Heather Hu and the Pledge of Allegiance. Autumn Lang introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.
Andy Rebuck and Peggy Grove encouraged all to volunteer and attend the Pancake Breakfast to be held this Saturday 10/21/17 at Harrisburg High School from 8 AM to Noon. A number of volunteers are still needed, and it is not too late to be an event sponsor. If you have unsold tickets, members are encouraged to buy and turn them back in to Linda to optimize funds raised and attendance at the event.
Amy Kaunas announced that we will be having a club networking mixer this Tuesday 10/17/17 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Harvest at Susquehanna Shoppes. You don’t have to sign up and can just drop by anytime during the event.
President Sam and John Judson gave an historical overview of the Rotary Organization for members’ information. There are 1.2 million Rotarians, 34,282 clubs, 529 districts and 34 zones in Rotary International. We are the 23rd club in all the world (actually in the entire universe since Rotary does not exist on any other planet) created in 1911. The first club was started in Chicago in 1905.
John Shingara gave a mini classification talk. He discussed his background, family life, current activities and work as well as why he values his Rotary membership.
Bob Hostetter, superior program czar, introduced our guest speaker Beth Twiss Houting, Senior Director of Programs and Services for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). Beth provided some background information related to HSP. It retains over 21 million records and more precisely describes itself as Philadelphia’s Museum of American History. It has collections of significant historical documents including the Penn Family papers, which includes letters of William Penn. Beth provided interesting information on William Penn and how his personal situation led to the formation of Pennsylvania through a grant of land from King Charles in payment for debt owed to William Penn’s father. She discussed how William Penn promoted the sale of Pennsylvania land to raise cash, his time spent in Pennsylvania (approximately 4 years in total), and how his Quaker religious beliefs resulted in Pennsylvania being a leader in granting religious freedom.
The next meeting will be 10/23/17 at the Dixon University Center and RSVP is required.
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