|November 6, 2017|
|Rotarians, Bid High, Bid Often and Bid to Win as our Club offers four exciting auction items at our meeting on Monday, November 6th at the Hilton (Noon-1:15 PM) with the auction proceeds directly benefiting the scholarship effort for Harriburg, SciTech, Bishop McDevitt and Steelton-Highspire High Schools.
Bring a guest to this meeting. If they are top bidder, lunch is free. :)
AUCTION ITEMS TODAY:
• "Be Fancy and Be Hungry" when you bid on 2 tickets to Elegant Progressions donated by The Kidney Foundation and the Historic Harrisburg Association.This is a Black Tie Progressive Dinner being hosted at three Front Street Mansions. There are two seatings on either Friday, December 1 or Saturday, December 2, transportation and parking are included. Value $600. Arranged by Rotarian David Morrison
• "Be Artistic and Be Awesome" when you bid on One Winter Semester Art Class at Harrisburg Art Association located at 21 N. Front Street in Harrisburg. Classes in sculpture, drawing, mixed media, jewelry making and more are taught by local professional artisans.
Value $100. Approved by Rotarian Carrie Whistler Thomas
• "Be Big and Be Bold" when you bid on One 12x24 electronic Billboard Advertisement from Lamar Advertising, a great way to get your company's name out there or to advertise an upcoming special event for one of our many 501C3 members. This is an $1800 value that Rotarian Andy Rebuck will make sure you get your moneys worth..
• "Be Hot and Be Cool" when you bid on A new 'Anywhere' Tabletop Fireplace from the Red Door Consignment Shop fueled by liquid fuel Donated by Harrisburg Rotary President Sam Levine. Value $200.
Speakers: Major General Randall R. Marchi and Three Wounded Warriors Whose Lives Have Been Dramatically Changed By Fighting On Our Behalf!Topic: "ROTARY CARES: A SALUTE TO THOSE WARRIORS WHO HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN BATTLE"
This presentation by video will feature three PA veterans whose lives, and those of their families, have been dramatically altered on our behalf. Be prepared for a realization of what these men have achieved and lost on our behalf. You will be deeply moved! Affirm that Rotarians really do care!
Greeter: Beth Peiffer
Invocation: David Volkman
Club Singing: Marion Alexander
Mini-Classification Talk: Travis DiNicola
Pianist: Norma Swain
Auctioneer: Andy Rebuck
Publications: Karen Paris
Major General Randall R. Marchi’s military career spanned more than 40 years upon his retirement in June 2014 as the Deputy Adjutant General, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, where he served as the primary advisor to The Adjutant General for manning, equipping, and training.
General Marchi’s military career began in 1973 when he enlisted in the United States Army. He has served as a Commander at the Battery, Battalion, and Division Artillery level.
In July 2009, General Marchi became the 36th Division Commander of the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, commanding more than 15,000 soldiers. During his time as Commander, the 28th Division mobilized and deployed more than 5,000 soldiers to peacekeeping missions in Kosovo and the Sinai and to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also conducted command visitations to forces in Kosovo, Iraq, Korea, Latvia, and Lithuania.
General Marchi graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. He also holds a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. In addition, he holds certificates as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Government Financial Manager.
Currently, General Marchi is on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc. and volunteers his service to help wounded warriors, veterans in crisis and their familites.
Dion Mararo – Army
Dr. Royce Foltz – Army
Mark Ellis – Air Force and his wife Jodi
NEWS AND NOTES:
• The Hanson Award Committee welcomes nominations in writing for the next Robert Hanson Rotary Excellence Awardee. Please see Linda for the form and submit to the Rotary office by December 1.
• The Nominating Committee (which consists of the past five Rotary Presidents, plus current President and President-elect) is accepting nominations for the following positions: VP, Treasurer, Sergeant-at-Arms and Board. Please submit your nominations to Linda at the Rotary office by December 12.
ROTARY CLUB OF HARRISBURG BYLAWS ARTICLE II Election of Directors and Officers Sec. 1. Qualifications. To be eligible for election to serve as Vice President, President-elect, and, thereafter, as President, a nominee must be a Member of the club for at least five (5) years, must have served as a Director for at least one (1) year, must have maintained an average of attendance of at least fifty (50%) percent in the preceding two (2) years prior to the election, and must have served as a committee chair, co-chair, or active committee member, for at least three (3) years. To be eligible to serve as a Director, Treasurer, Secretary, and Sergeant-at-Arms, a nominee must have been a Member of the Club for at least two years. All of the stated time requirements shall be measured as of the date the nominated and elected member will take office. The Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Awardee shall be deemed qualified to serve as a Director.
• OCT-DEC dues now.
• CONTRIBUTIONS DUE:
1. Harrisburg Rotary Foundation $100. Please pay by December 30.
2. Pancake Breakfast
• 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 by Mike Jaeger
Greeter and Good News: Larry Bashore
New Member Introductions: Andy Rebuck
Students and Teachers of the Month: Ski
Invocation: Dick Stewart
The following Rotarians introduced guests: Travis, Marion, Una, Debbie and Carolyn
The introduction of new members by Andy Rebuck included: Sarah Hyser-Staub (sponsored by Matt); Charlie Hooker (sponsored by Sally); Scott Stevens (sponsored by Ed); Michele Tantardini, transferred from Club in Italy.
Ski introduced students and teachers of the quarter.
Good news reporting resulted in about a dozen Rotarians contributing to hurricane relief through donations.
Bob Hostetter introduced guest speaker, Dr. David Lai. Dr. Lai joined the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College in July of 2008. His full biography was shared in the Rotary Roundup distributed prior to the meeting.
Dr. Lai shared his opinion about the unrest between the United States and North Korea. He believes the United States must take a different approach centered on removing barriers rather than imposing economic sanctions and threatening with military force. He also stated that the United States should not rely on China to solve our problem. Dr. Lai stated that our trouble with North Korea started after the Korean War which ended in a tie but we have been in a state of war ever since. His opinion is that the United States missed multiple opportunities to fix relations at the end of the Cold War. Additionally, personal conflicts existed between political figures in both the United States and North Korea. North Korea’s response has been to build up a nuclear arsenal over many years and the only way to reverse the trend is to break down political barriers to make North Korea feel more secure and create economic opportunity within the Country.
Dr. Lai had time for a couple of questions from the group. One question asked if Dr. Lai’s opinions were in line with his peers and Dr. Lai shared that many of his peers have a different view.
The meeting was adjourned with Dr. Lai receiving the traditional chocolate bar and signing the book, “Where I Live”.
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