|November 13, 2017|
|Speaker: John Abel, Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Bureau of Consumer Protection
TOPIC: "THE MASSIVE EQUIFAX DISASTER BREACH AND YOU!"
A few weeks ago a massive security breach at credit reporting agency Equifax affected five million Pennsylvanians which compromised about three quarters of the Commonwealth's adult population.....perhaps YOU! The AG's office has launched an investigation soon after the breach was made public. What will be the impact on YOU as a consumer, what will be the impact on corporate culture? Our speaker will address those and any other concerns and questions you might have!
Greeter: Bill Spahr
Invocation: Chuck Wingate
Club Singing: Marsha Banks
Pianist: Norma Swain
Publications: Andy Rebuck
Rotarians, Bid High, Bid Often and Bid to Win as our Club offers three exciting auction items 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. :)
• "Be Smart and Be Sweet" when you bid on one of the 2 of Rotarian Betty Hungerford's famous Lemon Cakes lovingly made by our own fabulous baker First Lady of Harrisburg Rotary Club 23. Value Priceless
• "Be Hip and Be Groovy" when you bid on 20 'Jazzin on The Pride' tickets for 2018 season of the Harrisburg Riverboat Cruises on the 'Pride of the Susquehanna' to be reserved on any Thursday June through October. Tickets compliments of the Harrisburg Riverboat Society. Tickets can be used separately or for a group event. Good for the entire 2018 season. Value $200
• "Be Wild and Be Wonderful" when you bid on A Back Yard Bash for 20 guests at the lovely home of Rotarian Wendell Hoover and his wife Brenda. They live on Parkside Lane right across from the site of the Italian Lake Summer Concerts. Time, date, menu and other details to be arranged through Wendell. Value $500
John Abel is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Dickinson School of Law. In addition to several years in the private practice of law, John has served in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Torts Litigation section in both Harrisburg and Norristown. He is currently a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
NEWS and NOTES:
• OCT-DEC dues invoices were sent. Please make every effort to pay upon receipt.
• 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.
• SAVE the DATE:
1. Salvation Bell Ringing at Strawberry Square Atrium: December 12, 13 and 14 from 11:30 AM-12:30 and 12:30-1:30 PM. You will receive attendance credit. See Linda to sign up.
• CONTRIBUTIONS DUE:
1. Harrisburg Rotary Foundation $100. Please pay by December 30.
2. Pancake Breakfast contributions: Tax-deductible checks should be made to the Harrisburg Rotary Foundation -- memo: Pancake Breakfast.
3. PA Wounded Warriors: Won’t you help by donating a suggested $20 or more? Tax-deductible checks should be made to the Harrisburg Rotary Foundation -- memo: PAWW. Both checks and cash should be given to Linda by December 31.
• 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 11/6/17 by Ski
Rotary of Harrisburg president Sam Levine, a proud HACC alumnus, called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. After an invocation, song and pledge of allegiance, Rotarians greeted each other for six minutes.
Beth Peiffer was called to the microphone to make introductions of four guests.
President Levine congratulated us on a successful pancake breakfast. He also reminded us that the money raised at the breakfast is dedicated to supporting four $2,000 scholarships for graduating seniors from John Harris High School, McDevitt High School, SciTech and Steelton-Highspire High School.
Upon conclusion of his remarks, Mr. Levine welcomed Peggy Grove and Andy Rebuck to the podium and lectern who led us through a live auction where we raised $1,800 from four auction items. At the conclusion of the auction, we were reminded that next week we will bid on Betty Hungerford’s famous lemon cakes.
Before introducing Bob Hostetter program czar, Mr. Levine asked Rotarians who served in the military to stand and be recognized. Six individuals were proudly recognized and honored.
Bob Hostetter, program czar, provided brief remarks about our guests associated with Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior, Inc. (PWW) Mr. Hostetter introduced Maj. Gen. Randall R. Marchi (Ret), current treasurer of PA Wounded Warriors, Inc. Mr. Marchi expressed gratitude to those who financially support PWW and gave us several examples of ways money has been raised to support PWW. He also provided us with an overview of PWW and its successes.
Mr. Marchi then introduced three videos of wounded warriors who were assisted by PWW. (These ‘award-winning’ videos were directed and produced by Bob Saline.) Two of the three individuals in the videos were present and recognized by those in attendance. Helen Sajer, foundress and president of PWW, was recognized by Rotarians with a standing ovation.
Mr. Hostetter invited Joan Prescott to the podium and lectern who asked Rotarians to contribute at least $20 to PWW and informed us that an anonymous donor will match up to $1,000. We have until Dec. 31, 2017 to give Linda Freedenberg a check made out to the Harrisburg Rotary Foundation.
Mr. Levine summarized the program with thoughtful and meaningful words in support of PAWW.
Mr. Levine invited Rotarians to be Salvation Army kettle bell ringers and informed us that a representative from the AG’s office will be our speaker next week. He led us through the reading of the Four-Way Test and then kindly dismissed us at 1:07 p.m.
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