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Andrew P. Hetrick, 2016-17 Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Awardee

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Andy has been a member of a number of committees in his Rotary career and most recently has served as a Board Member, Chair of the Habitat for Humanity and Co-Chair of EarlyAct Committees.

Andy receive the 2016-17 Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Award at the January 9th Rotlary Club of Harrisburg meeting. As awardee, Andy is eligible for a trip to the Rotary International Convention.

Pictured from left to right:  Past District Governor Janice Black, Immediate past president Betty Hungerford, President Steve Feinour and awardee Andy Hetrick.

Rotaract and Service

Central Penn College's Roteract Club (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Harrisburg) recently volunteered at Bethesda Mission.rsz rotaract 2106

Dominican Republic Dental Clinic

rsz 1rsz img 1205rsz 1rsz img 1180The Dominican Dental Project is scheduled from November 5-12, 2016. The project has become enhanced with the addition of the Reading Hospital's Family Practice Intern Program. Dr. Bill Lovitt a physician from Lebanon, Pa. leads a team of ten Family Practice Interns who will provide medical exams prior to dental treatment.

This year Temple Dental School will provide an oral surgeon and eight senior dental students to work in three locations. Dr Stephen Grady of Camp Hill will provide, for the nineth consecutive year on site leadership to both medical teams. We are excited this year to have both the West Shore and Wellsboro, Pa. Rotary Clubs partnering with Harrisburg in support of the project.

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Two area business leaders and volunteers receive Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s “Service Above Self Award’’ for 2016

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At the September 26, 2016 Rotary Club of Harrisburg meeting, The Paxton Presbyterian Church will receive $1,000 and Shalom House will receive $500 after a volunteer from each organization received Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s “Service Above Self Award’’ for 2016.

Barbara Greenwood of Paxton Presbyterian and Marsha Fortney of Shalom House, a shelter for women and children, received the annual award this week during a lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg held at the Harrisburg Hilton.

“Every year our club is proud to recognize volunteers who give of themselves to make our community a better place,’’ said J. Stephen Feinour, Harrisburg Rotary president. “Barbara Greenwood and Marsha Fortney are making a positive impact in the lives of those they help.’’

Barbara Greenwood
Greenwood, a 28-year volunteer with the church is the force behind seven main projects that have galvanized hundreds of other volunteers throughout central Pennsylvania. Her projects include providing hand-made quilts for Harrisburg’s children which are distributed by the Downtown Daily Bread and a Santa Shop for intercity students allowing kids to “shop” for free among donated gifts for family member gifts. She also organized card projects in which volunteers send holiday cards to 5,000 soldiers as well as a Mother’s Day project enabling 2,000 soldiers overseas to send cards to their mothers and other family members. Greenwood also created a card project for women in Harrisburg’s shelters in which 30 women received message of love and hope from volunteers.

Marsha Fortney
Fortney, a Shalom House volunteer for 25 years, has taken various leadership positions within the organization, which provides shelter for women and children. Most Sundays, Fortney can be found preparing her legendary pancakes and sausages for the shelter’s women and children. She spearheaded an annual theater event that has raised more than $300,000 for the shelter over 20 years. During Fortney’s career with M&T Bank, she created a strong relationship between the bank and the shelter, generating monetary contributions, in-kind support and volunteer involvement. She also started the annual Gift Wrapping Event that involves nearly 100 volunteers wrapping gifts and raises more than $6,000 annually.

Pictured left to right:  Marsha Fortney, J. Steven Feinour, President Rotary Club of Harrisburg and Barbara Greenwood