|December 11, 2017|
|Speaker: District Governor Una Martone
After traveling far and wide, attending district Rotary meets large and small our very own Una Martone, the District Governor for this past year will finally bring her message home to us! We look forward to seeing Una and hearing her uplifting remarks regarding one of the world's greatest and finest organizations....ROTARY INTERNATIONAL! Let's all gather to salute Una on this special meeting day!
Bidding Farewell to Linda Freedenberg
Ted Reese and the "No Last Call" Band
Invocation: Douglas Pieper
Club Singing: John Hickey
Mini-Classification Talk: Travis DiNicola
Rotary Roundup: Ski
Program: Una is an active member of our Club and served as club President 2012-13. She is President of Leadership Harrisburg Area where she is responsible for strategic partnerships, fundraising and fiscal management. She received a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Central Florida and earned her CFRE. A native Floridian, Una is first generation American whose parents were both born in Ireland.
NEWS AND NOTES:
• PLEASE NOTE: Lunch fee is $18 in 2018.
• OCT-DEC dues invoices were sent. Please make every effort to pay upon receipt.
• SAVE the DATE:
2. The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is seeking volunteers to assist with our Winter Overnight Shelter by providing hospitality to women seeking a warm bed during the winter months. Volunteers will conduct short intake interviews of our guests and provide hospitality during the hours of 7:45 PM until 11 PM.
Note: You must complete the one hour training prior to signing up for hostessing The Winter Overnight Shelter is a lifesaving service offered to women who reside on the streets from December 1 through March 31. Sign up for Winter Overnight Shelter volunteer training & opportunities at: http://signup.com/go/TVEGKm or call Julia at 717-525-6381.
3. The Annual Rotary International Convention will be June 23-27, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Register now to take advantage of early bird discounts which end soon!
• 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.
• 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. Gotta get to $1,500 in order to meet the matching offers. So far we have $1,140.
• 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 minutes by Mark Stone:
The weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg was held at Dixon University. President Sam Levine opened our weekly meeting at 12:10 P.M. Wil Everhart led us in prayer followed by the singing of "God Bless America" followed by the pledge to our flag. We then greeted each other with an ample amount of hand shakes and well wishes.
Rotarians Betty Hungerford, Bob Saline introduced their guests to our club.
Mini Classification Talk- Allisha Proper:
Allisha is a commercial lender with BB & T Bank here in Harrisburg. She and her husband recently welcomed a son, Carson to their family. A native of central Pennsylvania, she is a graduate of Shippensburg University and serves as Vice-Chair of Shalom House. Welcome to Harrisburg Rotary, Allisha!
President Sam reminded us of the fellowship mixer to be held on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:30-6:30 P.M. at the Blue Cross Store in Enola. Rotarians who attend are asked to bring a bottle of wine to the event.
PA Wounded Warriors Project:
Approximately $1,140 has been received from generous Rotarians to date towards this important cause. Additional contributions can be made and will be received through December 31st. Checks should be made payable to Harrisburg Rotary Foundation with PAWW in the checks memo line and sent to the Rotary Office or given to Linda.
Susquehanna Safe Harbor:
Sarah Deprez-Youth Exchange Student:
Peggy Grove introduced our Youth Exchange Student, Sarah Deprez for her presentation to our club. Sarah is 18 years old from Charloroi, Belgium. She is a senior at Central Dauphin High School. Her presentation focused on a short history of her home country, as well as, a brief description of its culture, foods and regions. At Central Dauphin she is active with Cross Country and has made a number of new friends. She has already visited Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City and Washington, D.C. since her arrival in late summer.
Program: TOPIC: "Finally... Some New and Exciting Architecture is coming to Harrisburg!" Speaker: David Carmichael, State Archivist of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Rotarian Heather Hu introduced Mr. Carmichael to our club.
The Pennsylvania State Archives was founded in 1903 and was originally part of the State Library. Since 1945, the State Archives has been part of the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission. The State Archives serves as a "safety deposit box" as described by Mr. Carmichael, that holds and protects key legal and historical documents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The State Archives office selects records that will have long term value for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and then describes, preserves and shares these original documents with the general public. It also manages the State Records Center which contains approximately one (1) billion documents for the commonwealth. Finally the State Archives office provides policy, training and assistance to state government.
Examples of records and documents held by the State Archives Office include: Royal Charter from 1681 (Pennsylvania's Birth Certificate); The Great Law (1682)-Pennsylvania's first form of government; Pennsylvania Constitutions (1776 to the present); Acts of the General Assembly (1700); veterans records; maps; photographs, private papers, letters and diaries. The State Archives Office anticipates that it will break ground in early calendar year 2018 for a new office in the Midtown section of Harrisburg within one block of the new courthouse. The anticipated opening of the new building is scheduled to be in calendar year 2021. Time allowed for several questions from the audience.
2017-2018 Club Officers