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Slate of Officers and Board
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We're in the planning stages for the 2021-2022 Rotary Year! If you would like to be considered for the 2021-2022 slate please contact Andy Rebuck, James Good, Matt Staub or Addeline.
Board member and most officer nominees must be members of the club in good standing for at least two years as of July 1, 2021.
Vice Presidential nominees must be members of the club in good standing for at least 5 years, have actively served on the board for at least 1 year and have actively served on a committee for at least 3 years as of July 1, 2021.
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Jan 25, 2021 12:00 PM
Big Picture of Pennsylvania Business in 2021
Big Picture of Pennsylvania Business in 2021
Feb 01, 2021 12:00 PM
Harrisburg University's New Health Sciences Building
Feb 08, 2021 12:00 PM
Feb 15, 2021 12:00 PM
In Honor of Presidents' Day
Feb 22, 2021 12:00 PM
President of Shippensburg University
Mar 01, 2021 12:00 PM
Mar 08, 2021 12:00 PM
Mar 15, 2021 12:00 PM
Pennsylvania's Auditor General
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Upcoming Events
Service Project for Central PA Food Bank Jan 2021
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
Jan 25, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Jan 27, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Board Meeting
Feb 08, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Feb 10, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Director 2021
Director 2022
Director 2021
Director 2022
Director 2022
Director 2021
Director 2021
Director 2022
Hanson Representative
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Membership Report
July 1, 2020
Members Gained- 1
Mary Kuna
Members Lost- 11
Jennifer Hartman
Bob J. Hall
Harold Hurwitz
John Judson
Robert Pease
Sheron Russell
Corinne Sheridan
Conrad Siegel
John Sutliff
Nancy Venner
David Volkman
January 15, 2021
Member Birthdays
Charles Schulz
January 1
Richard Utley
January 2
Cheri Comasco
January 3
John Bender
January 10
Rich Curl
January 15
Joan Dickinson
January 16
Karen Cullings
January 18
In 2021, Rotarian Owen P. Standley will thru-hike the entire 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail to raise awareness & funds for Rotary International's PolioPlus Campaign. Why polio? It is incurable, but preventable. We can make history & eradicate this disease!
Visit or contact Jill Tenny for more information!
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January 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Submitted by Karen Good
Monday January 11th 2021
President James Good called the meeting to order at 12:01 noon.
Douglas Piper led the club in a thoughtful invocation, and asked God to help us make 2021 a really good year.
Next, Addeline played a video of Nate Hartwig singing “This Land is your Land”, which brought smiles to many faces.
We pledged allegiance to the flag, and reminded ourselves of the words in the 4 way test.
  • Lunch donations today went to the Central PA Food Bank
  • Packing food boxes at the CPFB on 1/25. We have packed 1,000 boxes so far! 5 people read the Roundup and had the correct number of boxes packed, they will receive a mug. Karen Good, Michele Tantardni, Bryan Jones, Toni Mark and Frank Frailey.
  • Safe Haven and the Women’s Shelter are looking for volunteers. Contact Steve Schwartz for more information at
  • Thank you corporate members for your support, it makes it possible for us to engage in many of the projects we do every year.
Meet the board member: President Elect Matt Staub
In 6 months, Matt is hoping to take a podium and not a zoom mike. He’s reaching out to many people, and looking forward to talking with many club members leading up to the new Rotary year.
  A little bit about Matt:
  • Grew up in Central PA. Lebanon valley college, graduated from Temple in 2012 with a master’s degree in economics
  • Sara his wife is also a Rotarian, they live in Midtown, Harrisburg
  • They enjoy traveling, Matt mentioned Budapest and the Bahamas. They own a 16 foot boat that they have enjoyed using this year with friends.
2 things he’s involved with and quite proud of:
  1. HACC foundation board member
  2. Financial officer for The Foundation for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Difficulties
Matt joined Rotary 2014. His Father is a long time Rotarian in the Hanover Club, and is the incoming District Governor. His Mother-in-law Penny is a 2X polio survivor. Matt says it’s hard to see how much Polio affects not only the person who has it, but extended family and friends. Joining the organization that has worked to irradicating this disease is a major reason for him wanting to become a Rotarian.
Matt also mentioned the trip to Haiti in 2017, and getting to experience that with John Judson, as a highlight. He feels blessed to be able to learn from the past presidents who have led during his time.
James Good called for nominations for board officers and directors.
After Matt’s presentation, James recognized outstanding students and teachers.  Several Outstanding Teachers and Students from the Harrisburg School District were recognized during the meeting:

Harrisburg High School- SciTech Campus

Teacher- Kathryn Searfoss

Student- Aneesha Ahmat


Harrisburg High School- John Harris Campus

Teacher- Arlene Soto

Student Joann Ragbeer


Cougar Academy

Teacher- Lora Tittiger

Student- Dinoskhka Mieses Diaz
Dr. Sieta Achampong spoke on behalf of the SciTech student and teacher, who were unable to attend.
Teachers praised students for their diligent hard work, and students praised teachers for being available to help them.
Andy Rebuck: enthusiastically introduced James as a Rotary Bus Driver, with a steady hand firmly on the wheel, foot firmly on the gas, yet ready at any time to slam on the brake to keep us off the guard rail.
President James then spoke to the club. He used ABC’S to show us where we’ve been in the past 6 months, and where we are headed for the rest of the Rotary year.
A: (Accomplishments)
  • Joy to the Burg earned $25,000 for homeless initiatives
  • Central PA food Bank. 1,000 boxes of food. Shout out to exchange students and families who helped pack boxes.
  • Billboards that showed the surrounding area more about Rotary.
  • The social media campaign has been successful, 600 people following on FB, and 100 following on linked in.
  • Thanks to all who came to place stickers in dictionaries for school students
  • Thanks to all who packed welcome kits for Dauphin County library
  • Expedition Chesapeake movie and panel discussion was a success. 700 people and students viewed the presentation till it was all said and done.
  • Thank you to everyone on the program committee, those who helped with the rotary 4 way speech contest, and those involved in district leadership , well done
  • The Bike ride for Polio this fall was an accomplishment
  • $20,000 donated to charities that have helped persons in need of food through lunch meeting money
B: (Blessings)
  • We are blessed to have success stories to share, despite the COVID virus
  • We are blessed to have incredible people in our club
  • We are blessed with the Stick-to-it-ive-ness we are showing in getting through a year like this one
C: (Challenges)
  • Challenges of COVID and economic outfall
  • Reimagining how we do Rotary
S: (Steps)
  • Virtual happy hours
  • Homeless shelters need volunteers
  • Reach 2,000 boxes packed
  • Reach 1,000 FB followers
  • Program committee
  • Polio fund raising opportunity
  • Meet the board members
Next week there will be no meeting. On Jan 25th Gene Barr president and CEO of central PA chamber will be our guest speaker.
Meeting adjourned at 12:56
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