Rotary Club of Hanover, Pennsylvania

District 7390, Club 5342


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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Bay City Restaurant
110 Eisenhower Drive
Hanover, PA  17331
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The Rotary Club of York, PA is proud to be the only Rotary Club designated as a "hub" for the National Honor Flight. NHF was founded to give veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict an opportunity to make the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials and witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. It is a special day which generally includes a motorcycle honor guard and a greeting with our national representatives. 
The next “flight” is scheduled to leave by bus from York PA the third week in October.
Rotary Club of York is asking us to help identify qualified veterans. The veteran’s name, address or email address, and phone number should be sent to Rotarian Al Sykes at Al’s phone is 717-880-1261.
York Rotary is also looking for chaperones to spend the day with one of our veterans. The cost for the chaperone is $100.00 and includes a box lunch. It is an unforgettable day for the veteran and for the chaperone.

At our regular meeting on Tuesday January 27, 2015 Chad-Alan Carr, Founding Executive/Artistic Director of the Gettysburg Community Theatre, shared a program that the Theatre sponsors called the Penguin Project.  Essentially area youth with special needs are invited to become the performers in a theatrical production.  Each young person is assigned a peer mentor to assist with the rehearsals and performances.  The theatre is currently looking for youth, both those with special needs and those without, from the Adams/Hanover area to participate in this year's production.  If you or someone you know might be interested in this unique opportunity please contact :
Chad-Allan Carr
FoundingExecutive/Artistic Director
Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York St
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
NOTE: See our DOWNLOADS section on this website for more information and an application. 

Bob Miller asked that the following information be shared regarding the Rotary Foundation:
Foundation Information:
  1. The 2013-14 Annual Report is now available on the Rotary website at search for "The 2013-14 Annual Report"
  2. In this report your will learn:
    1. Thru the Global Polio Eradication Initiative the cases of Polio in 2013 were just over 400, reduced from 350,000 in 1988.
    2. Polio remains active in only 3 countries--Nigeria, Afghanistan & Pakistan.
    3. Contributions to the Annual Fund set a new record at $116.6 million, plus $23.7 million to the Endowment fund.
    4. How Rotary spent your dues.
    5. 92% of Foundation funds raised went directly to programs.
  3. Be sure to register your membership on the Rotary website, then you can view your personal contribution status.

Two years ago we hosted a GSE Team from Scotland.  Their Team leader, IAN, contacts us now and then to keep us informed of what his Rotary Club involved in.  One of the Rotary projects Ian initiated is in the country of Gambia.  Terry just received this email:
Subject: Happy New Year
Sorry to be late in sending my good wishes, Gambia and Rotary have been busy.
I hope all you have planned is successful and enjoyable and that you have good health and fun the year ahead.
I have been busy recruiting to Rotary and have sponsored four since November into our club. As secretary I have also designed a form and got interested people to sign up as associate members for the next two years. Hopefully I will manage to persuade them to full membership. They include GSE team members from my two trips to USA.
Went to Gambia in December and planning my next visit for March. A neighbouring school is also in great need of help, and so I am planning some fund raising for them to recruit teachers.
Our club has an education project that is funding training for five teachers at present .
So lots of fund raising, and encouragement to youth groups here at home to raise money for the schools, with good success.
We now have now sponsored an Interact  club based in the school that I invigilating for exams. Hoping too that the headmaster will take our a corporate membership for the school .
So all well just now, and enjoying the success.
I have met up,with some of my team over Christmas, and hope to have a full team get together in March. Mike is often off shore and Kirsty has just moved to Edinburgh.
I do hope you are all well, and enjoying reasonable weather.
The picture shows me toasting you at home, and wishing you all the best for 2015
Kind regards

The Hanover Rotary Club has participated in our District's Group Study Exchange Program for many years.  This program provides an opportunity for young professionals from other countries to visit our District to learn about our culture and explore similar vocational interests to the ones they pursue at home while we send a Team to our partnering country to do the same.  Teams normally consist of 4 young professionals led by a Rotarian and visits last for one month. Our Club members have served as host families for incoming Team members, guides for various community activities, coordinators for in-coming Teams while they visit the Hanover area, and Team Leaders for out-going Teams.  The goal of GSE is to foster peace and understanding throughout the world through emersion in other cultures.
Most recently we participated in exchanges with Scotland in 2013 and Argentina in 2014. 
We are currently preparing for an exchange with a Team from the Czech and Slovak Republics which will take place in late April and May 2014.

The Hanover Rotary Club is planning to launch 2 major fundraisers this year.
The first one, Sports Night, is scheduled for Wednesday evening, February 18, 2015.  Sports Night has been our main fundraiser for many years.  The Rotary Club coordinates an evening devoted to youth sports which includes a dinner, presentations  and a Q & A session by several significant sports figures, autograph sessions, silent auction of sports memorabilia, and scholar athlete awards to area high schoolers.  Local businesses and individuals sponsor tables to help fund the event.  
All proceeds from the event go to support area youth.
The second major fundraiser this year is a new venture for the Hanover Rotary Club.  It is called Tastefest and will be held on Friday March 6, 2014 at the Eichelberger building.  Tickets will be sold for individuals to attend and taste food creations from some of the areas finest eateries.  Corporate and individual sponsors will be enlisted to help support the event.  All proceeds will be used to support community causes as identified by the Hanover Rotary Club.
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Mar 31, 2015
Apr 14, 2015
Apr 21, 2015
Group Study Exchange Team
Group Study Exchange Presentation
Apr 28, 2015
Steve McKonly
Kentucky Derby Preview
May 05, 2015
Rotary Social
Rotary Social
May 12, 2015
Judith Emmers
Road Scholar
May 19, 2015
Mike Noel
Senior Moment
May 26, 2015
Kyle Abrahims and Wyatt Nace
NASA Student Launch
Jun 02, 2015
John Bailey
Rotary 4-Way Test
Jun 09, 2015
Joy Widerman
Dairy Farming in Pennsylvania
Jun 16, 2015
Walt Maust
Senior Moment
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
Doug Barmoy
Outgoing President's Luncheon
Jul 07, 2015
Kelly Rebert
Induction of Incoming President and Rotary Board of Directors
Jul 14, 2015
Art Stabler and Frank Bagot
One Hundred Years of Rotary
Jul 21, 2015
Lisa Kane
Rotary Classification Speech
Jul 28, 2015
Sep 08, 2015
Jennifer Kowalcyk (Barry Bower's granddaughter)
The Earhart Saga - What Really Happened


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