Lunch Meeting at the Hilton
Monday, March 6
Jordan Ames, Executive Director
Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania
Major Jordan Ames is currently the Executive Director for Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania.  He is a 21-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  Maj Ames is from the Harrisburg area and is a 2001 graduate of Central Dauphin East High School.  He began his active-duty career two weeks after graduating high school and retired on July 1, 2022.

Maj Ames served in the enlisted ranks for 10 years before accepting an officer’s commission.  He served at the Presidential Retreat, Camp David as a security guard followed by service with 2d Force Reconnaissance Company and 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion in Camp Lejeune, NC.  He deployed once to Operation IRAQI FREEDOM as a Force Recon Marine and once to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as a Marine Special Operator before attending Penn State University as part of an enlisted-to-commissioning program.

Upon receiving his commission as an officer, Maj Ames became an infantry officer and served with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines, 2d Marine Division in Camp Lejeune.  After two deployments to the European Combatant Command area of responsibility, he returned to Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC).  Maj Ames is the first Marine to have served as a special operator with MARSOC in the enlisted ranks and then return as an officer to serve as a Special Operations Officer.  He returned to 2d Marine Raider Battalion (redesignated from the former “2d Marine Special Operations Battalion” to retain their legacy from the Marine Raiders of World War II) and was given the assignment as Team Commander, Marine Special Operations Team (MSOT) 8213.  He deployed with MSOT 8213 to the country of Jordan to train, advise, and assist the Jordanian Special Forces (JORSOF).  Maj Ames deployed on his sixth and final deployment to Afghanistan in October 2019 to serve as the aide de camp to the Deputy Commanding General, Special Operations Joint Task Force—Afghanistan.

Maj Ames holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in History from Millersville University.  He is married to the former Sarah Snyder of Rutherford.  They are the proud parents of seven children, six of which they adopted.  One son, Corporal Benjamin Ames, is currently serving as a Marine embassy security guard with the Marine Security Augmentation Unit at Quantico, VA as part of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group.  Following that assignment, the Marine Corps will assign him to an infantry battalion.
March 6, 2023 at the Hilton
 Matt Connors, Development Officer
UPMC Pinnacle Foundation
2023 Rotary Scholarships Available
Apply today! $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to eligible high school seniors who attend John Harris, SciTech, and Steelton-Highspire High Schools. An additional scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior attending either Harrisburg School District's Virtual Learning Academy or Cougar Academy.
You can download the application on the home page of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg webpage. The application date to apply is March 19, 2023. For questions, please reach out to 
Mid-Atlantic President-elect
Training Seminar
Past District Governor Una Martone and President-elect Ellen Brown attended Mid-Atlantic PETS (President-Elect-Training) in Valley Forge on February 23rd & 24th.
Rotary International President-elect Gordon R. McInally from Scotland shared his priorities for the coming year at the Mid-Atlantic PETS.
Luggage Case Needed
The Tech Team is in need of a Large or X-Large hard-shell luggage case (checked-baggage size) to store their equipment.  It is currently being stored in three different containers, and they would like to consolidate everything for ease of transporting to Club events.  Please reach out to Sean Eng ( or Scott Stevens ( if you have a case you can donate.  Thank you!
The City of Harrisburg presents the M&T Bank Ice & Fire Festival on Saturday, March 4. This free event will feature more than 50 large and small ice sculptures, an ice slide, fire dancers, live ice carving, fire pits, free smores, performances by local school and community groups, kids activities, food trucks, vendors, a cocktail/coffee/cocoa crawl and more.
The city needs our help with this event! Many volunteers are needed to assemble s'mores kits and to assist with the ice slide. To sign-up please use the city's volunteer link pasted below. 
As one of Rotary Club's focuses is providing service to others, we invite you to join us for two upcoming SERVICE ON A MONDAY opportunities this month!
The Salvation Army is looking forward to having Rotarians join us as volunteers on March 20th from    12 noon to 1 PM!
We will break up into groups depending on the number of attendees.  
Here are some of the projects they plan to have available:
  • Emergency food box packing – these are boxes of food items that we have for families that come in for emergency assistance
  • Breaking down spices - we receive bulk spices and we break them down into smaller portions for our families
  • Book labeling – labeling books that are donated for our families
Tours will be available to anyone interested.
Please reach out to fellow Rotarian Toni Lynn Mark for further information, and make sure to register below!
Toni Lynn Mark
Resource Development Director
The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region
506 S. 29th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
Office: (717) 233-6755 x114
Join us at the Food Bank on March 20th from 5PM - 7 PM helping to fight hunger across Central PA!

Off-site packing location is at 1530 B Bobali Dr, Harrisburg--located off of South 19th Street.

Please park in designated spaces in front of facility, no street parking

Their volunteer team will walk you through orientation and the project. During the orientation, the volunteer team will ask several questions to confirm volunteers do not have any symptoms and were not exposed to COVID-19. As of June 3, 2021, masks and gloves are no longer a requirement for volunteering, but they are a personal choice. We understand wearing a mask is a personal preference and we ask for respect and kindness toward those who choose to continue wearing a mask and gloves. All volunteers must be 18 years or older and wear closed toe shoes.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank truly appreciates our Rotarians' support as they work to fight hunger, improve lives, and strengthen communities in Central Pennsylvania. If you have any questions prior to the project, please contact fellow Rotarian Meghan Bachmore at

Upcoming Events
Rotary Meeting Jordan Ames Veterans Outreach of PA
Mar 06, 2023
Volunteering at Men's Overnight Shelter at SHSH
Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven
Mar 12, 2023 – Mar 14, 2023
Board Meeting
Mar 13, 2023
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Rotary Meeting - Bob Scaer, CEO Gannett Fleming
Mar 13, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Service on a Monday
The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region
Mar 20, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Service Project at Central PA Food Bank
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Mar 20, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
(EVENT FOR STUDENTS) YCDT Presentation to Rotary
Hilton Harrisburg
Mar 27, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
New Member Orientation
Hilton Harrisburg
Mar 27, 2023
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Rotary Meeting - Jumping for Judson
Apr 03, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Meeting - New Member Run Meeting
Apr 10, 2023
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Member Birthdays
Ken Conner
March 13
Andy Hetrick
March 14
Beth Mihmet
March 15
Anne Aufiero
March 20
Irene Berman-Levine
March 22
Paul Mahoney
March 22
Lou Grammes, CLUCFBS
March 23
Adrian Allan
March 28
Gib Parthemore
March 29
Susan Hubley
March 29
Andy Rebuck
March 31
Membership Report
Rotary Year  2022-2023
New Members +16
Christian Cassidy-Amstutz
Jillian Biehl Morrison
Patrick Cawley
Matt Connors
Terese DeLaPlaine
Michael Fedor
Davis Holliday
Lauren Holubec
Carley Lucas
Michael Manley
Wendy Marshall
Jennifer Ostrander
David Ozmore
Paul Perini III
Amy Rote
Douglas Simon
Resignations -17
Howard Ammons, Jr.
William Boles
Richard Curl
Janet Donovan
Hagir Elsheikh
Wil Everhart
Robert Hall
Nathan Hartwig
Christopher Henderson
Christopher Markley
Reuben Pettiford
Douglas Pieper
Alex Rajis
Douglas Simon
Bill Spahr
Curt Stutzman
Carrie Wissler-Thomas
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