Service on a Monday 
Nov. 23, at noon
Hilton, Harrisburg

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Service Project for Central PA Food Bank

Nov 23, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dec 21, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Watch Expedition Chesapeake at the WSCC
Gather to watch the film with 25 of your closest Rotary friends at the West Shore Country Club on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 1:00-3:00. RSVP Required!
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Anthony Worrall
November 1
Howard Ammons
November 1
Carrie Thomas
November 2
Larry Dittmann
November 4
Bob Saline
November 10
Darrin Silbaugh
November 10
David Morrison
November 11
Nathan Bitner
November 15
Robert Hall
November 17
Autumn Lang
November 23
Edward Tosti
November 27
Nov 16, 2020 12:00 PM
City of Harrisburg
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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Upcoming Events
Foundation Board Meeting
Nov 16, 2020
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Nov 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Volunteer at Harrisburg's Holiday Reverse Parade
City Island
Nov 21, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Service on a Monday- RSVP Required
Hilton Harrisburg
Nov 23, 2020
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Service Project for Central PA Food Bank
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
Nov 23, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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November 9, 2020 Meeting Minutes
Submitted by President-Elect, Matt Staub
President James called the meeting to order at 12:00 Noon.
Steve Schwartz provided a thoughtful invocation.
President James once again reminded of the 4-way test and had our virtual handshakes.
In Honor of Veterans' Day, a recording of the Star Spangled Banner sung by the United States Naval Academy Glee Club was played.
Would normally have Veterans stand. James asked for Veterans to type in their branch of service. Make sure to contact Addeline if you have not received a Rotary Armed Forces pin. Thank you to all of our Rotarians who have served!
Special guest with updated from PA wounded Warriors – Lt.Col. Frank Sajer. Like all other organizations are dealing with Covid. CARES Act is preventing some veterans being removed from homes or having utilities shut off, which is offsetting some contributions being down. I big issue has been veterans dealing with isolation. They have been shipping “swag bags” and really reaching out to veterans during this difficult time. If you are a club member who knows a veteran in crisis or need, let PA Wounded Warriors know!
Service on a Monday is coming up 11/23/20 – putting together patron packets for the Dauphin County Library System. You MUST RSVP for this event!
Service for Central PA Food Bank on 11/23/20 from 5_00-7:00 PM. Register and come wearing your Rotary T-shirt!
Reminder, Joy to the Burg is coming up! This district grant project is an album of holiday music recorded by local artists, with proceeds going toward homeless initiatives in the Harrisburg area.
Also coming up is the new documentary Expedition Chesapeake –View with a gathering at the WSCC on Dec 6th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. John Morefield gave a quick update that you can register for a digital ticket to Expedition Chesapeake beginning Dec. 3rd running through Dec. 7th
Rotary Club of Harrisburg “Lunch Money” is going to the Central PA Food Bank this week.
Meet the Member Janet Donovan President & CEO, GSHPA). Retired from extraordinary military career, she is now CEO of SHPA. She pointed out the similarities in values between Rotary’s Four Way Test and the Girl Scouts. Janet encouraged everyone in the club to reach out to her so she can get to know you better.
President James introduced the Governor of District 7390, John Anthony.
John began his presentation focusing on the District helping clubs.
“I’m from the district and I’m here to help” – should not be a negative phrase.
Four big things since July 1st for Rotary
  1. Polio Free Africa
  2. First woman president of Rotary international named
  3. 7th area of interest created (environment)
  4. Increase ability to adapt at the district level
Initiatives for District 7390
  1. Creating a new communication committee
    1. Led by Patricia Green, member of Passport Club and PR professional
    2. Looking for more people to get involved with communications at the district level
    3. Would like to have a liaison in every club
    4. Created a District Speakers Bureau
      1. Help clubs with a resource to get great speakers into their club meetings
  2. A new Safety Committee
    1. Rotarians want to meet live and in-person, how can we do this safely?
    2. A resource for clubs to have access to best practices to come together safely
  3. A new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
  4. New Monthly District Development Sessions
    1. First session was on diversity & inclusion, and was a great session that lead to actionable ideas.
    2. Other ideas on best way to run meetings, best ways to fundraise, understanding the foundation, etc…
  5. New Monthly Leadership Meetings
    1. Bring the leaders of all the district club together to share ideas and best practices
    2. 2nd Tuesday of every month
  6. Expanded RVI – Rotary Veterans Initiative
    1. Focus on Rotary veterans who are coming back and going to college, and providing mentorship for veterans
    2. More mentors are needed!
  7. Expanded RMB – Rotary Means Business
    1. Big thanks to Scott Stevens from our club for his involvement in this effort
  8. Interact Clubs Growth
  9. New club models
    1. Vocation-based and interest-based ideas
    2. Leading to more focused work in given areas (i.e. nurses getting together over lunch hour to pursue common cause)
  10. New District 7390 Rotary Club of PASSPORT
    1. Safety net club that can help keep Rotarians even if they can’t dedicate to a given club because of location, professional or personal reasons, or any other set of interfering circumstances.
  11. New Rotary VLOG (video blog)
    1. Follow it on the District 7390 website
President James adjourned the meeting at 1:07.
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