On #WorldPolioDay, ten of our club members joined in on the Ride to Eradicate Polio on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.
Pictured above are Karen Good, James Good, Beth Mihmet, Ted Reese, Lori Reese, Andy Rebuck and Gail Rebuck.
Karen and James Good
Joe Bedard
Gail and Andy Rebuck
Beth Mihmet
Our Very Own Kris Pedaprolu Named District Treasurer
Gautam (Kris) Pedaprolu has been appointed as the new Rotary District 7390 Treasurer!
Rotary District 7390 comprises 7 counties in South Central Pennsylvania with 43 Rotary Clubs and over 2300 Rotarians. The current year 2020-2021 District Organization Chart can be found here.
As the District Treasurer, Kris is responsible to receive and expend District Funds as provided by the bylaws and directed by the District Governor, and to receive and control all District Funds carried over from one Rotary year to the next.
Kris joined the Rotary Club of Harrisburg in February 2020, and has been an active part of the PR Committee and other service projects in the Club. He believes that Microcredit is the single largest anti-poverty tool known to humankind. It is his personal mission to nurture life around the world with some TLC - Technology, Love, and Creative Financing; to re-awaken people who help themselves, and who unite to make mighty miracles for their families and gold mines for their communities, so they can create a life where they feel fulfilled, inspired, and empowered.
Kris brought his new bride, Pratyusha (Patty), to Pennsylvania from Boston, MA in 2013, and they have been an active part of the community since then. Kris works as a Software Engineer at PA Turnpike Commission, working on the SAP HR module. Kris now lives in Harrisburg, PA with his wife, two beautiful young children and a rescue puppy named Shambo, and spends a lot of time outdoors enjoying camping, biking, hiking, etc.
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Congratulations to Joe Arthur, Recipient of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber's Catalyst Award!
Joe Arthur has served as Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank since 2012. As the Food Bank’s principal ambassador, Joe presents regularly on the issue of hunger in Pennsylvania and nationally to community groups, legislative gatherings, government partners, prospective donor organizations, and other forums. Joe is a leader in anti-hunger work through his engagement as a Board Officer for the associations Feeding Pennsylvania, Hunger Free Pennsylvania, Hunger Free Lancaster County, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Produce Cooperative of food banks. Joe is also a national council representative at the Food Bank’s national affiliate, Feeding America, as well as a member on the Governor’s Food Security Partnership and Pennsylvania’s Emergency Food Assistance Advisory Committee.

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Nov 21, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Nov. 23, at noon
Hilton, Harrisburg
Nov 02, 2020 12:00 PM
The Role of Pennsylania in US Politics
The Role of Pennsylania in US Politics
Nov 09, 2020 12:00 PM
District Governor's Official Visit
Nov 16, 2020 12:00 PM
City of Harrisburg
Nov 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Packets for Dauphin County Library System
Nov 30, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving
Dec 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Expedition Chesapeake
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Nov 02, 2020
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Nov 04, 2020
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Nov 09, 2020
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Nov 16, 2020
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October 23, 2020 Meeting Minutes
Submitted by Ski, #HACCProud
At noon, James Good, president, welcomed over 60 Rotarians to our weekly Monday virtual
meeting. Doug Pieper provided a thoughtful invocation.
President Good then proceeded to provide attendees with a variety of announcements. He:
1. Thanked Una Martone and Beth Mihmet for scheduling and participating in this past
weekend’s Ride to Eradicate Polio in Shippensburg with several Rotarians.
2. Thanked the 20 Rotarians who stamped and packed dictionaries at the Hilton Hotel
last week. Wendell Hoover was thanked for delivering the dictionaries.
3. Invited Addeline to choose six Rotarians who contributed to the Foundation and
would be featured on billboards throughout the Harrisburg area. The following
Rotarians were chosen: Susan Anthony, David Bedard, Vladimir Beaufils, Jessica
Richie, Steve Schwartz and Natalie Toma.
4. Had Pratyusha “Patty” Pedaprolu provide an overview of attending the Rotary Leadership Institute, recently. According to Patti, the event
provided attendees with a thorough overview of Rotary, the Foundation, and how “it” all flows together.
5. Informed Rotarians about upcoming opportunities to participate in the City’s reverse holiday parade to distribute goodie bags, Dauphin County Library projects and
packing boxes of food for the Central PA Food Bank. In addition, he reminded us
about the Joy to the Burg and Expedition Chesapeake events in December.
6. Informed us that today’s lunch money would be donated to the YWCA of Greater
7. Expressed gratitude to our Club’s Corporate sponsors
8. Reminded those in attendance to review the above information in the Club’s e-letter,
President Good introduced program committee member, Ellen Brown, who graciously introduced Karen Cullings, executive director of the Dauphin County Library System and a proud HACC graduate. Ms. Cullings was promoted to executive director in 2019 after spending
nearly 30 years in the library system.
Her informative presentation educated Rotarians on the:
1) New roles of 21st century librarians. Librarians of today may be viewed more as change agents, collaborators, partners, social activists, social media marketers and
transformational leaders.
2) New roles of 21 st century libraries. Libraries of today need to provide spaces that are welcoming, inclusive and equitable for all patrons. By doing so, libraries become
community spaces, ballot drop-off and polling places, resource centers and technology hubs, to name a few of its uses
Regarding the downtown library facility, Ms. Cullings said it is serving the ever-changing needs of its patrons. Patrons include recreational users, local employees, state workers and those re-entering society after prison, to name a few.
With the changing demographics, the library now needs to extend its evening hours, enhance its professional resources, add children’s services and events by partnering with local non-profits such as Hamilton Health Center and provide those in poverty with books and services.
Finally, Ms. Cullings stated that if the downtown library space is going to become an even more treasured resource in the City, it needs to raise additional funding to expand its facility to include flexible spaces, update its elevator and provide additional parking to name just a few of its needs.
If Rotarians are interested in learning more or to contribute resources or time to the enhancement of the library, they were encouraged to contact Karen Cullings at
President Good thanked Ms. Cullings for her presentation and informed us that next Monday we will hear from Shirley Ann Warshaw regarding “The Role of Pennsylvania in U.S. Politics.”
The meeting concluded at 12:57 p.m.
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