See you Monday!
Monday's meeting will be on site at the Salvation Army, Harrisburg.
A boxed lunch will be provided. Our light lift project will be packing recipe kit boxes with food. For those who want to get down and dirty, we'll have the chance to roll up our sleeves and do some cleaning. As always, we request that individuals who are not fully vaccinated to please wear a face mask.
Our dedicated Tech Committee is working hard to enhance the virtual experience for our online viewers. Monday's meeting will be NOT be available on Zoom, in order for the team to implement some improvements.   
Register Each Week by Noon on Wednesday
The registration deadline for all upcoming Monday meetings is each Wednesday at noon.
You can register for upcoming meetings by visiting our "Events Calendar" and clicking the dark yellow events, or clicking the link in the Events listing in Friday's Rotary Roundup.
Thoughts and Prayers for Douglas Pieper
Carol Pieper requests prayers for Douglas, who is currently in isolation in the West Shore Hospital ICU. He is being treated for COVID-19 and a bowel obstruction. 
Individuals who attended Monday's meeting have been notified of the possible exposure, and we recommend following precautions as outlined by the CDC at this link. 
17 Volunteers Needed!
We're staffing Kipona's information booth!
Sit in the shade; Hand out maps; Direct folks to the restrooms
Promote goodwill and better friendships
Promote economic and community development
Promote ROTARY!
Multiple shifts still available-

Saturday, September 4 

11:00- 1:00, 1:00-3:00, 3:00-5:00, 5:00-8:00

Sunday, September 5 

11:00- 1:00, 1:00-3:00, 3:00-5:00, 5:00-8:00

Monday, September 6 

11:00- 1:00, 1:00-3:00, 3:00-6:00


On August 14, 2021 Haiti was rocked by a massive 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake. At least 1,900 dead, with hundreds injured or missing. The Rotary District 7020 Earthquake response committee met today and are assessing the damage done; the immediate needs; and how to help. As we compile a list of needs and navigate the logistics to provide speedy aid, we are mounting an urgent fundraising appeal - if you'd like to help now please donate via credit card; PayPal; check, or wire transfer. Financial support  is always the easiest way to get help to those who need it quickly. Email for more information. Our committee is in direct contact with Rotarians and our partners on the ground including local authorities and experts which is the most effective way we can help.
Interested in being a sponsor?
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Memorial Events for
Bob Hostetter
Will be held
Saturday, August 28
Visitation begins at 1:00
For all who are attending Bob Hostetter's service, reminder that street parking on Saturday’s is not free until 7PM….the service is at Pine Street Presbyterian on the 28th at 2PM…..visitation at 1PM.  The South Street Garage next to the church will be reserved that day for free parking.  Those choosing to use the garage will need to pick up a chaser ticket on entry into the garage and the same ticket will be needed to get back into the garage to get the car.  At the church, a second ticket will need to be obtained.  The two tickets will enable those parking in the garage to exit free of charge…repeat…BOTH TICKETS are needed to exit free!!  There will be deacons at the church upon arrival who will assist guests with getting the second ticket.  The garage will be open thru the reception so that guests do not need to move their cars unless they choose to do so.  Also, transport will be provided for those individuals who wish to leave their car in the garage but are unable to walk the 4 blocks to the Civic Club.
Upcoming Events
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Aug 27, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Service on a Monday- Salvation Army
Salvation Army Harrisburg
Aug 30, 2021
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
YCDT Committee Meeting
Sep 02, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Volunteer for Kipona
Sep 04, 2021 – Sep 06, 2021
No Meeting- Labor Day
Sep 06, 2021
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Sep 10, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
September Board Meeting
Hilton Harrisburg
Sep 13, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Rotary Meeting- Rabbi Ron Muroff
Hilton Harrisburg
Sep 13, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
LHACC's Hispanic Heritage Festival
Sep 18, 2021
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Rotary Meeting- Chuck Allen
Hilton Harrisburg
Sep 20, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Member Birthdays
Kevin Lutz
August 8
Marion Alexander
August 8
Mary Kuna
August 14
Michele Tantardini
August 14
Toni Mark
August 15
Charlie Santiago
August 21
Dick Stewart
August 21
Peter Henninger
August 21
Janet Donovan
August 22
John Stark
August 25
Jack Sherzer
August 27
Ray Pepe
August 28
Lori Reese
August 29
Bob Spicer
August 30
Anthony Worrall
September 1
Curt Stutzman
September 1
Harry Derrick
September 2
Mary Oliveira
September 10
John Hickey
September 13
Patty Pedaprolu
September 22
Jennifer Doyle
September 26
Bryan Jones
September 29
Gil Brown
September 30
Membership Report
Membership on July 1, 2021
Members Joined +5
Rick Azzaro
Patrick Nese
John Russell
Kelly Russell
Devin Ryan
Resignations -1
Robert Hostetter, Jr.
Membership on August 19, 2021
Goal for June 30, 2022
Growing our club is each member's responsibility!
More club members means:
1. Greater community impact
2. More business connections
3. More friends
4. High quality programs
Bring a guest to lunch or to serve. Invite them to join!
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
100 Men and Women Greeting Day
We are happy to announce that for the first time ever,  holding the 100 Men and Women Greeting Day this year Monday, August 30, 2021 in the Harrisburg School District. Due to COVID restrictions, volunteers must sign up this year. You cannot just go to a location that morning like past years.
Due to the pandemic, the district is requiring not more than 5 people per campus/outside each building. So, signup quickly! Masks and social distancing is required. Volunteers must confirm your arrival and departure at each campus. Greeters cannot go inside the buildings. Please make posters and signs in large print with positive messages since we will be at a distance from the students and school.
This is probably the most fun you will have giving back all year. This little bit of time will mean so much to the students, teachers and staff!
Please register by Saturday, August 28 by clicking on this link:
If you have any questions please email
Jamar Johnson at or call at 717-307-0991 or
Floyd Stokes at or call at 717-580-5429.

August 23, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Rotary Club of Harrisburg


By Curt Stutzman


The meeting was called to order at 1:06 pm by President Matt Staub with the ringing of the bell.  The invocation was given by Dr. Doug Pieper, and the song, “America the Beautiful,” was led by Marion Alexander.  The pledge of allegiance was then taken by all present.  Ellen Brown introduced guest Kathy Ludwig, Executive Director of the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors, who was attending the meeting with speaker Margaret Parsons.


President Matt made several “good news” announcements:

>  Club member Cami Grimm was named a Woman to Watch by the Whitaker Center relative to the Women in STEM program.

>  Our own Executive Director Addeline has been named as one of Central Penn Business Journal's 40 under 40, as was club member and President Matt's wife, Sarah Hyser-Staub.  Congratulations!

>  Kipona volunteers are needed for Labor Day weekend. Our club is assisting in the Welcome tent.  See the ClubRunner for more information and to sign up.

>  The Pancake Breakfast Committee will meet after today’s meeting.  


Today’s speaker was introduced by Programs Committee member Ellen Brown.  Margaret Parsons is Government Affairs Director of the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR). She shared about the goals and challenges faced by the GHAR, established in 1916.  The association covers the three county area of Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry.  She shared housing statistics from the three counties, which have all increased significantly since 2020.  Recent dynamics include high prices, fast sales, and a low supply of residential housing in the area. While bidding wars have been a common occurrence in recent months, that seems to be settling down a bit now.  Prices are staying high, however.  Building materials prices have in some cases doubled in the past several years, which makes access to affordable housing quite difficult, especially for new homebuyers and those moving from rentals.  Income is not rising enough to cover the inflationary cost of housing.  The GHAR is pursuing legislation to help provide better zoning and improve the regulatory environment for affordable housing and rental housing.

The commercial real estate market seems to be improving in many areas, although there is still significant vacancy in office space around the area because of the reduction of the onsite workforce since the pandemic began.  Teleworking is decreasing somewhat, but is still at levels three times higher than before the pandemic. The Association of Realtors focuses their efforts on affecting local ordinances and regulations, state and federal legislation, and flood insurance access.  They also provide grants to communities through the GHAR Foundation.  Persons with questions can contact Margaret at their website

Following a short Q & A period, President Matt thanked Ms. Parsons and had her sign a copy of Where I Live.  


Next week, August 30, we will not be meeting at the Hilton, but instead will be holding a Service on a Monday event at the Salvation Army.  Space is limited, and you should arrange your attendance by contacting Addeline.  Since the following week, September 6, is Labor Day, our next meeting at the Hilton will be on September 13.


The meeting was adjourned at 12:53 p.m by President Matt.

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