Program: "The Annual Rotary Grand Celebration of Thanksgiving"!
This year the Capital Region Cosmopolitan Club hosts the 2017 InterClub Thanksgiving Luncheon. The speaker will be Mark Moyer, Executive Director, Setebaid Services, Inc. Setebaid operates diabetes summer camps to educate students, families and future health care practitioners about diabetes care and lifestyles. Founded in 1978, Setebaid Services offers the best diabetes education available to help transform the lives of teenagers challenged with diabetes. At the luncheon, a cash collection will be for camp scholarships to support financially challenged students who wish to attend. For your musical enjoyment, Jonathan Frazier, a local Harrisburg musician, will provide the entertainment. It is always a wonderful experience to join with other service club members and join in GIVING THANKS!
Greeter: Mark Stone
NEWS and NOTES:
• OCT-DEC dues invoices were sent. Please make every effort to pay upon receipt.
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.
• TheHanson 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. Membership Alternative Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 5thfrom 4:30-6:30 PM at the Capital Blue Store off of I-81 and Wertzville Road. Bring a bottle of wine and join in the fellowship. RSVP to Linda if you can attend. You will receive attendance credit.
• 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 by Andy Rebuck:
Turkey, check, stuffing, check, mashed potatoes, check…what, what am I doing? I was making the Thanksgiving Day menu of course as we are only a week away from the big day. Sure, I can write the minutes of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg meeting Monday November 13th as long as I can give you my secret mashed potato recipe.
It was exactly 12:14 when President Sam gaveled the meeting to order (Norma had played some wonderful pre-meeting piano---thank you Norma.) Rotarians Wingate and Alexander offered the invocation and club song and Rotarian Spahr noted six total guests invited by Rotarian Curl, Grove and Jaeger/Tedor---three of which were with Harrisburg U and helping to launch a Rotaract club there.
Consider buying a bag of white or Yukon Gold Potatoes---they make the best mashed potatoes. Peel and quarter and place submerged in boiling water and once boiling set timer for 16 minutes.
President Sam noted our annual Service Club Thanksgiving luncheon is this coming Monday and our club membership committee will host an event December 5th at Capital Blue offices off I81 and Wertzville Road---details are coming. Also, reminded us that Wounded Warrior donations are accepted through December 31st and we have matching funds to take advantage of.
While the pot is boiling, pour a glass of milk (1% or 2% or whole as you prefer) and cut a stick of butter into six chunks in a small bowl. Get your mixing bowl and some salt and pepper ready to go as well.
An auction was then held to bolster our ability to award scholarships to Harrisburg students. Thanks to the generosity of our item donors and the supportive bidding of our membership, $1550 was raised.
Test your potatoes with a fork to make sure they are soft enough to mash (but hopefully not too soft) and turn off stove, drain potatoes and then place back in pot and put pot on the still hot burner so that you can steam off moisture (2-3 minutes). You want those potatoes dry. Put milk in microwave for 30 seconds—you want it warm and butter in microwave until it is melted.
It was 12:39 and Czar Hostetter noted his invitation to be a “balloon Puller” at upcoming Harrisburg Holiday Parade and dilemma of choosing to anchor Rudolph or Snoopy. Stay tuned.
Add potatoes to mixing bowl and either hand mash or put blender on low setting. Slowly add the milk and continue to mash until you have a whippy consistency, add salt and pepper to your taste and then fold in the melted butter. Serve piping hot from the bowl, or seal with foil and hold in oven at 350 or you can even add to a crock pot on low if oven space is tight until ready to settle in for the big meal.
John Abel, Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Bureau of Consumer Protection then took the podium and presented a straightforward and frank discussion of the massive security breach at Equifax that compromised the personal information of 143 M Americans and many PA Residents. Our speaker took time to explain how reporting agencies work and then noted his team is only knee deep in the investigation to determine what was the root cause and what safeguards had been taken, what happened, was there a delay in notification and what will Equifax need to do for a consumer friendly response to this event.
While this is scary stuff indeed, John urged us all to take a few steps. First, get a free report (WWW.annualcreditreport.com) ; second, monitor your financial activity by checking report cards and bank statements to stay within the 30 day window of dispute rule; three to be wary of scams where folks might try to get your personal information based on the Equifax situation and finally, to support government efforts to strengthen consumer laws.
The meeting today provided some real meat and potatoes information along with some sweet treats and hoping to see you all next Monday of course. Adjourned 1:14 sharp.
Samuel Levine - President
Andrew R. Rebuck - President Elect
Joyce A. Libby - Vice President
J. Stephen Feinour - Imm. Past President
Betty C. Hungerford - Secretary
Corinne Sheridan - Treasurer
John "Ski" Sygielski - Sergeant-at-Arms