Lunch Meeting at the Hilton
Monday, February 27
Jeffrey L. Nichols is the Chief Executive Officer of The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining The National Civil War Museum, he was the Executive Director of Georgetown Heritage, a philanthropic partner of the National Park Service in Washington, DC, and before that, he was the President & CEO of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s retreat house and plantation located near Lynchburg, Virginia. He also worked at The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, in several roles, serving as Executive Director for the final four years of his tenure there.  He serves as Treasurer for PA Museums and has served on the Board of Greater Lynchburg, VA Habitat for Humanity, and was the Treasurer of the VA Association of Museums.
Youth Community Development Team's (YCDT) Co-Chairs Andy Phillips and Brad Gebhart lead a recent gathering of students participating in this year's program at the Camp Curtin YMCA. More photos from the meeting appear below...
2023 Rotary Scholarships Available
Apply today! $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to eligible high school seniors who attend John Harris, SciTech, and Steelton-Highspire High Schools. An additional scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior attending either Harrisburg School District's Virtual Learning Academy or Cougar Academy.
You can download the application on the home page of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg webpage. The application date to apply is March 19, 2023. For questions, please reach out to 
Students participating in YCDT.
YCDT in action.
Rotarian, Jennifer Doyle, mentors the YCTD students.
The City of Harrisburg presents the M&T Bank Ice & Fire Festival on Saturday, March 4. This free event will feature more than 50 large and small ice sculptures, an ice slide, fire dancers, live ice carving, fire pits, free smores, performances by local school and community groups, kids activities, food trucks, vendors, a cocktail/coffee/cocoa crawl and more.
The city needs our help with this event! Many volunteers are needed to assemble s'mores kits and to assist with the ice slide. To sign-up please use the city's volunteer link pasted below. 
Zoom Meeting Link
President Beth showing new Admin Maura Jenkins, how to get the weekly Round-Up out to YOU every week!
Rotary Meeting Minutes
February 13, 2023
Our weekly Rotary meeting began at 12:10 p.m. with a warm welcome from President Mihmet. After an invocation, singing, and saying the pledge of alliance, the members greeted each other, warmly and enthusiastically.
After an introduction of a guest, we listened to Christian Cassidy Amstutz, a new Rotarian, who is a grant coordinator for Central PA Food Bank. During high school, he was a Rotary exchange student in Germany, and is an Ithaca College graduate.  
President Mihmet strongly encouraged the members to use Rotary Roundup for registering for activities and events such as packing boxes in March, April, and May at the Food Bank. The president also welcomed and thanked our corporate sponsors.
Scott Stevens informed us that there will be a social event on Feb. 21. The location will be announced soon. Steve Schwartz reminded attendees of the need for volunteers to serve three local men’s shelter opportunities over the next few weeks. 
President-elect Ellen Brown introduced Craig Shuey, PA Turnpike Commission chief operations officer. Mr. Shuey informed us that the Commission is a billion-dollar enterprise responsible for 550+ linear miles, 10 tunnels, and 136 facilities. Currently, there are 153 miles of the turnpike being reconstructed, 83 miles are in design and five miles are under construction. The Commission employs 1,300 people.
The Turnpike first opened in 1940, and 500,000 drivers currently use the turnpike daily. The first state with a turnpike, PA Turnpike Commission consistently outperforms its peers in the safety and reliability of our roadways and is highly respected in the industry.  
We also learned that 87% of the customers who use the turnpike use the EZ-Pass system which can be used along the East Coast. The turnpike is minimizing unpaid invoices and using new ways to recover unpaid tolls.
After a couple of questions, madam president informed us that there would be no luncheon next week. The meeting concluded at 1:03 p.m.
Submitted by Rotarian, John "Ski" Sygielski
Upcoming Events
Rotary Meeting - Jumping for Judson
Apr 03, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Meeting - Rep. Patty Kim
Apr 10, 2023
Board Meeting
Apr 17, 2023
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Rotary Meeting - Don McKenna, Penn State Health
Hilton Harrisburg
Apr 17, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Service Project at Central PA Food Bank
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Apr 17, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
YCDT Meeting- Interview and Final Selection
Camp Curtin YMCA
Apr 19, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Alternate Meeting
The Art Association of Harrisburg
Apr 26, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Meeting - Hanson Award
May 01, 2023
Rotary Meeting -- Bryan Majors, Major Prep
May 08, 2023
Board Meeting
May 08, 2023
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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Member Birthdays
Ken Conner
March 13
Andy Hetrick
March 14
Beth Mihmet
March 15
Anne Aufiero
March 20
Irene Berman-Levine
March 22
Paul Mahoney
March 22
Lou Grammes, CLUCFBS
March 23
Adrian Allan
March 28
Gib Parthemore
March 29
Susan Hubley
March 29
Andy Rebuck
March 31
Membership Report
Rotary Year  2022-2023
New Members +16
Christian Cassidy-Amstutz
Jillian Biehl Morrison
Patrick Cawley
Matt Connors
Terese DeLaPlaine
Michael Fedor
Davis Holliday
Lauren Holubec
Carley Lucas
Michael Manley
Wendy Marshall
Jennifer Ostrander
David Ozmore
Paul Perini III
Amy Rote
Douglas Simon
Resignations -17
Howard Ammons, Jr.
William Boles
Richard Curl
Janet Donovan
Hagir Elsheikh
Wil Everhart
Robert Hall
Nathan Hartwig
Christopher Henderson
Christopher Markley
Reuben Pettiford
Douglas Pieper
Alex Rajis
Douglas Simon
Bill Spahr
Curt Stutzman
Carrie Wissler-Thomas
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