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Dominican Republic LaPasquala Dental Clinic

Sanchez Rotarians visit

On Monday, October 19, 14 Sanchez Rotarians wrapped up a week-long visit of the region by attending a luncheon with the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and talking about the positive impact the dental clinic has made in their city.


For the past nine years, in addition to local dentists, students from the Temple University Dental School have accompanied Harrisburg Rotary volunteers to help at the clinic. Heading the local efforts is Bob Hall, chairman of the Rotary International Projects committee.

The two story clinic was built and furnished with financial support from the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and District 7390, which covers the Central Pennsylvania area.

Since it began, the Dominican Republic LaPasquala Dental Clinic has evolved to the construction of the hospital clinic manned by three doctors, a dentist, a nurse, and a dental technician. The clinic is now run by the government with the assistance of the Sanchez Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s yearly mission.

Sanchez a city with a population of 30,000, and LaPasquala a small fishing village of 3,000 inhabitants, is located at the tip of the Samana Peninsula.

From left to right: District 7390 Governor John Kramb; Luis Hernandez Aquino, President, Sanchez Rotary; Rotary Club of President Betty Hungerford; Beronica Rollins, Sanchez Rotary; Bob Hostetter (front), Bob Hall and John Judson, Rotary Club of Harrisburg.

Two area business leaders and volunteers receive Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s “Service Above Self Award’’ for 2015

OPhillip Shenk Betty Hungerford RickDavisThe Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg will receive $1,000 and Mission of Mercy Inc. will receive $500 after a volunteer from each organization received Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s  “Service Above Self Award’’ for 2015.

O. Phillip Shenk of the Boys & Girls Club and Dr. Rick Davis of Mission of Mercy recently received the annual award during a lunch meeting of the Harrisburg Rotary. Shenk is co-owner/president of Shenk Company, which makes and distributes promotional products. Davis recently became the associate clinical director of Capital BlueCross’ clinical team following his retirement from Cumberland Family Practice, which he owned and operated since 1988.

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Corinne Rebinski receives Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Award

Corinne Rebinski, Senior Manager at Brown, Shultz, Sheridan & Fritz, certified public accountants and business advisors, was recently presented with the Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Award. Rebinski was selected for the Hanson award for her exemplary service and dedicated leadership to theRotary club and the greater Harrisburg community. This annual recognition celebrates the life, legacy, and service of the late Robert Hanson – a long-time club member and model Rotarian.

“Receiving the Hanson award serves as a reminder of the dedicated service of the prior award recipients that has benefitted the local community, our country and the world.  These people, along with the many other enthusiastic Rotarians,  inspire my own commitment to continued service under our Rotary principal of ‘Service above Self’,” said Rebinski. 

Read more: Corinne Rebinski receives Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Award

Past President's celebrate the holidays

Past presidents of the Harrisburg Rotary Club celebrate the holidays with Sally Klein, Robert Saline, Karen Snider, Betty Hungerford, Una Sheridan Martone, Garry Brinton, Bob Hall, Robert Hostetter and Bob Hostetter.