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10th Annual Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup

Please join the Rotary Club of Harrisburg for the 10th Annual Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup on Saturday, April 23. Use the link below to sign-up for our team. Our club will be serving as “litter pickers” in midtown Harrisburg and together we’ll make Harrisburg a cleaner and safer place to live work and play. Be sure to register for our team “Rotary Club of Harrisburg” using the link below. Wear your Rotary attire – if you have it. If you register before March 24, Tri County Community Action will give you a Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup t-shirt!

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Registration is required using the link above. If you haven’t signed up to volunteer with TriCounty Community Action in the past, you will need to create an account before signing up for this event. We’ll meet at 239 Harris Street in Harrisburg and we’ll pick up litter from 8:00 to 11:00. Last year the event disposed of 4,620 pounds of trash and recycled 399 tires!

Service on a Monday
April 25 at 12:00
 
HANNA's Pantry at Susquehanna Township High School to prepare HANNA Packs which are distributed weekly to the school district's Communities in Schools students.
 
Please RSVP By Wednesday, April 20 to ensure enough lunches are ordered for our volunteers.
Evening Service Project
at Central PA Food Bank
Monday, April 25 from 5:00 to 7:00
 
15 volunteers are required for a successful event. The event will be cancelled if fewer than 15 volunteers register. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 20. 
 
 
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President Matt Staub with District Governor Greg Staub
Photo by Una Martone
 
Rotary Club of Harrisburg
April 11, 2022
Meeting Minutes
Submitted by Curt Stutzman
 
 
The Rotary Club of Harrisburg met on Monday, April 11, 2022 at the Hilton Harrisburg.  Club President Matt Staub called the meeting to order at 12:07 p.m. with the ringing of the bell.  Invocation was given by Dr. Douglas Pieper, followed by the song “America the Beautiful” being led by Marion Anderson, sung a cappella by the club.  While it was great to sing together again, the members were a bit rusty and look forward to the return of pianist Norma Swain.  Brad Gebhart introduced Rotarians to present their guests.  
     Scott Stevens introduced Valerie Copenhaver, director of the Cumberland County Economic and Community Development organization
     James Good introduced Nick Iskric, superintendent of the Steelton-Highspire schools.
     President Matt briefly introduced his father, District Governor Greg Staub, who was today’s speaker
 
Announcements were given as follows:
1.  Amy Kaunas thanked the club for its participation in the club service project with the Humane Society.
2.  President Matt reported on the following:
a.  10th annual Greater Harrisburg Litter Cleanup on April 23 (sign up on ClubRunner)
        b.  YCDT event—25 members donated $2,100, and the YCDT and TFEC donations totaled $6,557.  Great job!
c.  Read the Rotary Round Up for important information!
d.  The club will have a year end celebration of some time, to be announced later, on June 15.  Mark your calendars!
e.  Consider attending the annual District 7390 conference on May 6 & 7.
 
Upcoming Events
No Meeting
Apr 18, 2022
 
Volunteer Recruitment Fair
Zoom
Apr 20, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
 
Budget Meeting
Apr 20, 2022
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
 
Volunteer Recruitment Fair
Commonwealth Charter Academy
Apr 20, 2022
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Apr 22, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup
Midtown Harrisburg
Apr 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Service on a Monday- Hanna's Pantry
Apr 25, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 
Service Project at Central PA Food Bank
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Apr 25, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Vibe- Harrisburg Regional Chamber
Hershey Lodge
Apr 27, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Rotary Meeting
Hilton Harrisburg
May 02, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
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Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Matt Tenny
April 1
 
Kent Patterson
April 4
 
Bruce Grossman
April 5
 
Scott Stevens
April 5
 
Sarah Hyser-Staub
April 6
 
Larry Means
April 7
 
Natalie Toma
April 8
 
Norma Swain
April 8
 
Joan Prescott
April 10
 
Betty Hungerford
April 14
 
Ken Stark
April 15
 
Gilly Byerly
April 16
 
James Good
April 16
 
Alex Rajis
April 17
 
Walter Prediger
April 20
 
Vlad Beaufils
April 21
 
Peter Ressler
April 24
 
Barry Ramper
April 25
 
Membership Report
 
Rotary Year  2021-2022
 
 
Membership on July 1, 2021
140
 
Members Joined +15
 
Adrian Allan
Rick Azzaro
David Bartoli
Christopher Henderson
Char Magaro
Jamel McMillian
Patrick Nese
Ruth Njuguna
Jennifer Ostrander
Jeannetta Politis
Alex Reber
John Russell
Kelly Russell
Devin Ryan
Ryan Unger
 
Resignations -11
 
Rick Hill
Mary Kuna
Ruth Njuguna
Vishnu Patel
Kris Pedaprolu
Patty Pedaprolu
Lori Reese
John Russell
Kelly Russell
Charlie Santiago
Leahmond Tyre
 
In Memorium -1
 
Robert Hostetter, Jr.
 
 
Membership on April 15, 2022
 
143
 
Goal for June 30, 2022
 
150
 
 
 
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3.  President Matt also summarized the results of the hard work in establishing a new club strategic plan.  This document will be made available to members in the near future.  Some of the highlights:
a.  Updated club Purpose, Mission, and Values 
b.  Three year vision
1.)  185 members (up from current 143)
2.)  50% members engaged in the work of the club
3.)  50,000 lives touched
c.  One year plan
1.)  A keystone project with Harrisburg City
2.)  Strategic partnerships, including with the Harrisburg Young Professionals and the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce
3.)  Piloting alternative meetings
4.)  Build up the PR Council
5.)  Create Membership Committee strategies:  Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement
d.  Also, work will be done analyzing current service projects and priorities, doing board and committee training (Club Runner and Organizational Structure, etc.), as well as the dues structure.
President Matt thanked all those involved in the hard work, especially the board.  He also feels strongly that the members will step up to these challenging goals.
 
President Matt then welcomed Past District Governor Una Martone to introduce our speaker, District 7390 Governor 2021-22 Greg Staub.  She shared a number of DG facts, including that the district governor role is a five step process, and involves at least five years of service for the Rotarian chosen for this role.  Our district covers seven counties in our region, so it is a big task.
DG Greg has served in the financial services industry for over 30 years, and currently is managing partner and CIO of PSI Capital Management.  He has served in a number of Rotary leadership roles, and served as 2018 club president at the Hanover club.  He is a Rotary Leadership Institute graduate, as well.
DG Greg thanked our club for its hard work, and indicated that we are greatly admired for our work in the district and beyond.  He especially thanked PDG Una for her service, Past President Andy Rebuck for making billboards available to the district, and also Scott Stevens for his leadership of Rotary Means Business.
 
He spoke of the challenges of this past year, and yet that greater opportunities are now available to move Rotary forward.  DG Greg shared that the focus in our district is on the “why” of Rotary.  This will include leveraging the many hands of Rotarians to accomplish the great work we have to do. On a club basis, he shared his avid support of our new strategic plan and encourages the participation of all Rotarians to see it come to fruition.
Mr. Staub indicates that district 7390 is #1 in Rotary Foundation giving in all of Rotary Zone 32, which is very significant.  Clubs need to join with the district to hone Rotary’s value proposition and to ensure our position as the premier social service club in the world.  Leadership vacancies need to be filled throughout Rotary, and the identification and development of future leaders is of prime importance.  This is our greatest challenge in the district.  Rotary has changed over the decades, and will continue to need to change to meet changing needs and priorities in the world.  Rotarians keep their promises, such as our goal to eradicate polio in the world. We are very close, and DG Greg encourages our club to continue to support the PolioPlus efforts to help achieve this promise.  He concluded by sharing his deep gratitude on behalf of the district and its leaders for all we continue to accomplish to meet these goals.  He then responded to a few questions and comments.
 
President Matt thanked DG (and Matt’s father) Greg for his visit.  There will not be a meeting next Monday, April 18 in recognition of the Easter weekend.  Also, there is no regular meeting the following week, April 25, but there will be Service on a Monday at Hanna’s Pantry over the noon hour, and also a Club Service night at the Central PA Food bank from 5-7 p.m. that evening.  Please sign up for both online at Club Runner.
 
 
 
 
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