Rotary Club of York-East   

Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
York-East

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Currently meetings are held both in person and using Zoom (contact secretary for a Zoom invitation)
Heritage Hills Resort
2700 Mount Rose Ave
York, PA 17402-9207
United States of America
Additional evening meeting 2nd and 4th Wed at 5:30 PM. Avenue Ale House at Heritage Hills
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York-East Rotary Club Meeting Programs

November 2022 - York East Rotary members help improve lives in our neighborhoods and around the world.  For over 100 years The Rotary Club of York has been active in both local and international service projects. Our members tackle the tough challenges, developing, supporting, doing, and fundraising for many worthwhile projects. Our members believe “Service Above Self” is not only a club motto but a true vocation. Our club has been very busy this season serving the community. Here are a few examples:
  • Salvation Army Holiday Bell Ringing
  • York Giving Thanksgiving Meal Distribution
  • Catholic Harvest Food Pantry Donations and Contribution
  • York Daily Bread Meal Service
  • York Day Nursery Toys for Christmas
  • Road Clean Up
  • Pints for Polio Foundation $8,500 presentation

Paul Harris Awards

Lydell Nunn and Elisabeth Wolf, Rotary Foundation 
Pete Lutz and Elizabeth Wolf, Rotary Foundation
 
 
November 29, 2022 - The highest award in Rotary is the Paul Harris Award. It is given to a Rotarian or a member of the community that has made an outstanding contribution to the community. Our Club is honored to have awarded two Paul Harris Major Donors Members – Pete Lutz and Lydell Nunn. It is because of gifts such as this that The Rotary Foundation can carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world: Improved living conditions, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for the sick and disabled, new channels for the flow of international understanding, and brighter hopes for peace.

Stick and Move

 To view meeting:  https://youtu.be/ga7rUH6PCjA 
 
November 22, 2022 – In celebration of our 35th Anniversary Year and in conjunction with Rotary International’s “Imagine” Theme, York-East is undertaking a “Dream Big” Community Project. This project will involve one of the Seven Areas of Focus for Rotary, and will be a chance for all members to get involved as Rotarians and friends.  This is a great way to celebrate York-East’s 35th year and to help the York community. The Board of Directors has approved use of $10,000 from club funds.  
Stick N Move was formed in 2009 by the organization’s Executive Director, Antwoine Dorm, who has witnessed the positive and dynamic benefits immersion in healthy activity and proper afterschool programs can have on the future of young children. Since the inception of the organization, Antwoine and his team have committed themselves to providing extensive boxing instruction and wellness opportunities to students who, due to their families’ financial limitations, would not otherwise have been able to participate in such a valuable program. Based in York, Pennsylvania and serving a diverse audience of interested and deserving children, Stick N Move is a nonprofit organization that nurtures and inspires its students to find the innovative and healthy outlet necessary to achieving overall success.
The program hopes to be able to expand to younger children. By helping each student to in their after school mentorship and tutoring, they believe they can keep each student focused on positivity and achieving their goals.
York East Rotary Pints For Polio a Resounding Success!
Left to Right: Jeromy and Christine-Victory Club, Wendy Keesee-Rotary Committee, Karen Comery–Rotary President,
Tim Koller–Rotary Committee Chair
 
Pints For Polio was a York East Rotary Club Fundraising Event to End Polio Now! The event was held on October 24, 2022, at the Victory Athletic Association, 471 Ogontz St. York, PA. Thank you to the Victory Club for partnering with us for an evening of fine food and drinks.  The event included an auction, with all proceeds going to Rotary's Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Rotary has helped immunize more than 3 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $2.1 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.
 
 Karen Comery, York East Rotary Club President, began the evening by outlining the impact of Rotary and its members have on the local York Community and its International reach to those in need. John Kramb, Past Rotary District Governor presented the history of Polio and the fight to eradicate polio over the decades while Todd King, Springettsbury Police Chief, shared his personal story on how Polio has affected his life. 
 
Every dollar we raised will get matched 2:1 thanks to the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation making it $25,500. Thank you to everyone who took the time to support our Pints for Polio event.
 
 

November Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of York-East has selected Macey DeBastiani and Beck Rulevich as the York County School of Technology Students of the Month. The students spoke at the clubs weekly breakfast meeting on November 15th, 2022. Macey is a junior and has earned distinguished honor roll and is the vice president of Family, Career, and Community Leaders. She plays tennis, is a member of the National Honor Society and hopes to be a Kindergarten teacher. Beck is a senior who has earned distinguished honor roll, precipitant of the 2022 student spotlight while being in the top 25 of his class.  He is studying computer science and hopes to enter into a related field. As always, when listening to students of the month, club members feel reassured that the future of America is bright.
 

The Advantage Program

 
November 8, 2022 – In celebration of our 35th Anniversary Year and in conjunction with Rotary International’s “Imagine” Theme, York-East is undertaking a “Dream Big” Community Project. This project will involve one of the Seven Areas of Focus for Rotary, and will be a chance for all members to get involved as Rotarians and friends.  This is a great way to celebrate York-East’s 35th year and to help the York community. The Board of Directors has approved use of $10,000 from club funds.  
 Mr Parker is a 2013 graduate of William Penn SHS. He is the Owner of Tavon’s Lawn Care LLC, a motivational speaker, and one of York's most influential people for 2022. After losing his scholarship and going to jail, Tavon dedicated his life to helping our youth to not make the same mistakes. Tavon Parker, founder of the Advantage program reviewed how they would use these funds if awarded the grant. Tavon stated that the funds would be used to purchase a van to transport the children to the program each week. The Advantage Program is a youth mentorship program geared to expose middle and high school aged children to life’s opportunities. The mentors and mentees will meet weekly on Saturday’s for a two-hour time period. During these sessions the curriculum for this program will include entrepreneurship, financial literacy, civil engagement, culinary arts, athletics, and business principles.  Once per month, the Advantage Program will expose participating students to an event or venue outside of York County such as, HBCU’s, NASA, music concerts, college sporting events, the black and wax museum, and professional sporting events. The overall goal of the Advantage Program is to expose the children to different life opportunities as well as multiple career paths. The program hopes to be able to provide necessary school items during the school year as well as a scholarship to college. By helping each student to create a four year plan for after high school and identifying possible career paths through the Career Path exam, we believe we can keep each student focused on positivity and achieving their goals.
 
 
 
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Engagement through experiences

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