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Funding Available through YCDT

Dear Friends, 

Students in the Youth Community Development Team Class of 2013 will make a grant award to one non profit organization in Harrisburg for programs and services that address BASIC NEEDS for families.  Please share the Request for Proposal with local groups that may qualify for this one time grant award of $5,000.   The deadline to apply is March 1, 2013.  

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Rotarians Support 3rd Annual Project Homeless Connect in Harrisburg

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The Rotary Club of Harrisburg participated in the 3rd annual Harrisburg-area Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show building on Friday, September 28, 2012. This special day, which brings necessary services directly to homeless people in the city, was planned and coordinated by the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness (CACH) and supported by many Harrisburg-based organizations including Highmark, the United Way of the Capital Region, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, and Lamar Advertising.

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“Every Sip Counts” Rotary Club of Harrisburg Clean Water Involvement

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Today, 1.1 billion people—nearly 20 percent of the world population—lack access to safe, clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation facilities. Lack of safe water and adequate sanitation exacerbates the spread of preventable waterborne illnesses that result in the death of about 6,000 people every day, the majority of whom are children. Moreover, these circumstances are leading contributors to worldwide poverty and social instability.

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Rotary Club of Harrisburg welcomes new President Una Martone

Assistant District Governor, David Ritter; District Governor Elect, Hector Ortiz; RCH President, Una Martone; Past District Governor Janice Black and Past President, Bob Saline

Past District Governor Janice Black installed the Rotary Club of Harrisburg 2012/13 Board of Directors on Monday, June 25 as well as the new club President, Una Martone.  After thanking Immediate Past President, Bob Saline, for a wonderful year of service, Martone remarked: “Moving forward, I’ll try to provide a brief background of what we’re doing and WHY at weekly meetings and board meetings just for that little piece of education for all. I’ll encourage each of you to ask WHY to your board members; officers, in your committee meetings: and expect solid answers… If the answers leave room for improvement; suggest a better way.  It’s up to everyone here to make this club better.  If asking WHY doesn’t get you anywhere… then change your question to WHY NOT?!” 

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