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Harrisburg Police Bureau Commissioner
Chief Thomas Carter
"Gun Violence Prevention"
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This committee educates, informs, and guides high school students each year (October to May) on their path to philanthropy. Through monthly sessions, we facilitate and empower students to work together to identify a community need, raise funds and award a grant to a local nonprofit to address that need. 
Students are involved in the process from start to finish; drafting a request for proposal (RFP), making a fundraising presentation, reviewing grant applications, raising money peer-to-peer, and awarding funds to a local non-profit.
Students work together and learn to collaborate, compromise, and develop persuasive skills while building relationships with students from other high schools. 
Join YCDT and have an impact on area high school students as they make a real difference in our community. 
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Nov 14, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Rotary Meeting - Chief Thomas Carter
Hilton Harrisburg
Nov 14, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
YCDT Meeting- Panel Discussion
Camp Curtin YMCA
Nov 16, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Nov 17, 2022
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Harrisburg's Holiday Parade
Walnut and Market Streets
Nov 19, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
HRF Board Meeting
Nov 21, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Service Project at Central PA Food Bank
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Nov 21, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
No Meeting
Nov 28, 2022
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Dec 01, 2022
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Holiday Social and Wine Exchange
Dec 06, 2022
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Member Birthdays
Howard Ammons
November 1
Carrie Thomas
November 2
Larry Dittmann
November 4
Bob Saline
November 10
Darrin Silbaugh
November 10
David Morrison
November 11
Terese DeLaPlaine
November 11
Nathan Bitner
November 15
Autumn Lang
November 23
Edward Tosti
November 27
Membership Report
Rotary Year  2022-2023
Membership on July 1, 2022
New Members +12
Christian Cassidy-Amstutz
Jillian Biehl Morrison
Patrick Cawley
Terese DeLaPlaine
Michael Fedor
Davis Holliday
Michael Manley
Wendy Marshall
David Ozmore
Paul Perini III
Amy Rote
Douglas Simon, Jr.
Resignations -10
Howard Ammons, Jr.
Richard Curl
Janet Donovan
Robert Hall
Christopher Henderson
Christopher Markley
Reuben Pettiford
Douglas Pieper
Bill Spahr
Curt Stutzman
Membership on Oct 26, 2022
Goal for June 30, 2023
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Rotary Meeting Minutes
October 31, 2022
Submitted by Patrick Nese
The new member meeting kicked off with Bob Geiger providing the following announcements:
  • Ride to eradicate Polio successfully took place on Monday 10/24
    • Una Martone led Rotary participants on a gorgeous ride along the Susquehanna River.
      • $1,300 raised from riders & another $1,000 from sponsors!!
  • Rotary Alternate meeting (RAM) scheduled for 11/9 is cancelled
  • City of Harrisburg needs 8-10 Rotary volunteers w/ the Holiday parade on Saturday 11/19
    • Help needed to inflate balloons at 830am
    • Meet at Walnut & Front Streets
    • Warm drinks & pastries will be provided by the city
  • Good News announcements!
    • Dr. Ski noted the HACC lady hawks are heading to Minnesota to play in the volleyball finals & half of the team has scholarship offers from 4-year institutions. Go lady Hawks!
    • Amy Kaunas announced she is fostering 2 little girls - ages 1 & 4. Amy mentioned she’s received overwhelming support from wonderful friends such as Angela Tatum in helping Amy take care of her girls. Congrats Amy!
  • Dave Prediger led a feel-good prayer for all
  • Bob Geiger led everyone in singing “This Land Is Your Land”
    • The Pledge of Allegiance & meet & greet amongst everyone followed
  • A thank you to Alicia Frederick & Rob Parish for being greeters!
  • Alicia Frederick introduced guests in attendance
    • President Beth Mihmet brought Jose (from Spain) & Cathleen Stoudt who is part of Rotary Club of Carlisle & also District International Chair
    • Meghan Bachmore brought Anne Shields from Make a Wish Foundation
    • Wendell Hoover brought Mike Manley from Highmark who announced he will be joining the club. Mike also announced he is recently married and expecting their first baby. Welcome to Rotary and congrats on the new addition to your family, Mike!
  • Amy Kaunas & Angela Tatum led the “Red to Blue Badge” ceremony.
    • Congrats to Bob Geiger & Patrick Nese for graduating.
    • Amy & Angela presented Bob & Patrick a celebratory bottle of champagne
  • David Bartoli introduced today’s guest speaker, Dr. Rick Azzaro, Executive Director of VOCE  
    • VOCE – Italian for voice, where they use their voice to empower others to have a voice
    • Focus on child victims of family violence, sexual assault, physical violence, & abandonment / neglect
    • “What is authentic service?”
      • Service is not:
        • Charity
        • Not a hand down, but a hand up between equals
        • Not an us doing for them, or an outgroup / ingroup
        • Service is not sympathy – “I’m sorry”
          • Sympathy has a power differential as you’re sympathizing down to someone
      • Service IS – empathy, where one can look at you in a human experience & understand you
        • This is Rick’s single biggest goal – to practice empathy
    • Values of VOCE
      • Do the right thing
      • Be builders of passion
      • Help other see hope and potential 
      • Step outside of comfort zone – be humble and vulnerable
        • These values compliment Rotary’s “4-way test”
  • Bob ended the meeting with a well-deserved round of applause for Rick & his presentation!
  • Next Rotary luncheon meeting at the Hilton is Monday 11/14
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