Celebrate 2021 with us on Monday!
Join us Monday, December 20 for a Rotary celebration! Wear your most festive holiday attire, and enjoy music, food, Good News Reporting and fellowship! There will even be a brief cameo from Ed Dame, who will talk about our club's plans for 2022 and beyond! We hope you can make it!
Registration was requested by noon Thursday to assure that an appropriate amount of food and seating is available. However, we no longer require an RSVP to attend. 
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Meeting Responsibilities
Introduce Speaker
Staub, Matthew
Greeter Chief
Feinour, Steve
Sygielski, SKI
Stewart, Dick
Mark your calendar to serve at Central PA Food Bank on Monday, December 20 at 5:00!
We need a minimum of 15 volunteers for a successful event. If fewer than 15 people have registered by Friday, December 17, the event may be cancelled.
For the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Harrisburg is a proud sponsor of
Joy to the Burg
Give the gift of music to support our unhoused neighbors.
Visit to purchase your CD or download a copy.
We'll hold an extended session of Good News Reporting at our club meeting on December 20!  Bring your happy dollars and a fun story to share. Suggested donation is $20.00; however, a contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated!
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide




Meeting Minutes

Rotary Club of Harrisburg
Monday, December 13, 2021
Submitted by Curt Stutzman

The Rotary Club of Harrisburg met for its weekly meeting today at the Harrisburg Hilton.  The meeting was called to order by President Matt Staub at 12:07  p.m.  Invocation was given by Steve Schwartz followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, and our visitors were introduced by Wil Everhart, Jr.  We had two visitors today:  Susan Anthony introduced Deb Wire, retired from the Harrisburg School District, and Shaun Eng introduced Steve, who is an IT Director for the Harrisburg School District.  Minutes today are being taken by Curt Stutzman. 

Pancakes with a Purpose champion Andy Rebuck reported that we raised $24,950 through this fundraiser this year, which is even better than our goal of $23,000!  Well done, Rotarians, and special thanks go to our many sponsors this year who helped us achieve this success.  A drawing was held of those who submitted photos of pancake making, and the following members were selected.  Bob Chamberlain, Vladimir Beaufils, Karen Paris, Bob Moore, Mike Eby, and Scott Stevens are the recipients of some pure maple syrup!

Our club is again a proud sponsor for the “Joy to the Burg” music fundraiser to support programs for the homeless in our area.  To make a donation and get a copy of the CD, go to  Keep in mind that we will still have our meeting next Monday, December 20 at the Hilton.  Also that day, there will be a service project at the Central PA Food Bank at 5:00 p.m.  A minimum of 15 persons is needed for a successful event, so sign up now if you can.  You can do this online, or by emailing Sue Ward-Diorio. Also, at next week’s meeting we will have Good News Reporting.  Bring your happy dollars and a fun story to share.  Suggested donation is $20, but any contribution is greatly appreciated!  

Upcoming Events
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Dec 17, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Rotary Meeting
Hilton Harrisburg
Dec 20, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Service Project at Central PA Food Bank
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Dec 20, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
No Meeting
Dec 27, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Dec 31, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
No Meeting
Jan 03, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting
Jan 10, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
District Governor Greg Staub
Jan 10, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Jan 14, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
No Meeting
Jan 17, 2022
YCDT Meeting
Camp Curtin YMCA
Jan 19, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
New Members Plan Meeting
Jan 24, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
HRF Board Meeting
Hilton Harrisburg
Jan 24, 2022
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Jan 28, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Service on a Monday
Jan 31, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Membership Report
Membership on July 1, 2021
Members Joined +12
Adrian Allan
Rick Azzaro
David Bartoli
Christopher Henderson
Patrick Nese
Ruth Njuguna
Jennifer Ostrander
Jeannetta Politis
Alex Reber
John Russell
Kelly Russell
Devin Ryan
Resignations -4
Robert Hostetter, Jr.
Mary Kuna
Kris Pedaprolu
Patty Pedaprolu
Membership on Dec 17, 2021
Goal for June 30, 2022
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Chris Baldrige and Marion Alexander, representing the Harrisburg Public Schools Foundation, were pleased to present a check from our club for $15,000 to Superintendent Turnman. The speaker for today’s meeting was eloquently introduced by President Matt Staub.  We were pleased to welcome Eric Turnman, superintendent of the Harrisburg School District.  Mr. Turnman took this role earlier this year, and previously served at the Reading School System, where he led a dramatic turnaround.  Eric shared in his introductory remarks that he plans to continue the progress made in recent years, help to return the District to normalcy through the last months of the COVID19 pandemic, and will work to bring the best out of everyone as the district moves forward.  He presented a vision for the district that addresses a number of important areas.

  1. Reshaping the lives of Harrisburg Students in Elementary Schools

  2. Revamping the Middle Schools

  3. Revamping the High Schools

  4. Addressing needs in the Harrisburg Community

  5. Affecting Social and Emotional Learning

There are grant funds available that the district has received that total over $83 million, and these funds will need to be used by October 2024.  Plans are underway that include bringing some unused school buildings back on line and acquiring some new spaces to affect the changes planned.  The plan is in the stage of gaining stakeholder feedback right now.  For those interested in more details, Mr. Turnman indicated that a Facebook Live broadcast of this vision is being presented tomorrow for the Harrisburg community.


Following a short Q&A time, President Matt adjourned the meeting at 1:10 p.m.  Be sure to read the Rotary Roundup to catch up on even more upcoming events affecting our very busy club!  Have a blessed holiday season!

Meeting Format Changes
1. Staffed Buffet Instead of Banquet
Our club's board made the decision to revert to a staffed buffet, as the banquet-style luncheons have been causing logistical issues and distractions during meetings. The Hilton staff will wear masks and gloves, and we ask that all club members follow the CDC's indoor masking guidelines as well.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow yourself time to move through the buffet and be seated before President Matt calls the meeting to order at 12:00.
2. Registration Optional
Registration is encouraged, but no longer required to attend meetings in person. Pre-registering sends a calendar invitation to your email inbox and helps ensure that the appropriate amount of food is available.
3. Continue to Follow CDC Masking Guidelines
The CDC recommends that all individuals 2 years of age and older wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of "Substantial" or "High" transmission rates. 
"In Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, community transmission is High Transmission.

Everyone should wear a mask in public indoor settings."

4. Virtual Meeting Available

Our Tech Team has been hard at work providing a high-quality virtual meeting experience for our club members and guests. If you are not vaccinated, not feeling well, or have a possible exposure to COVID-19, the club's board of directors kindly asks that you enjoy our virtual meeting experience instead of attending in person.

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