Rotary Club of York-East   

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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Currently meetings are held using Zoom
Upon resumption at Heritage Hills Resort
Mailing address: PO Box 3491, York, PA 17402
York, PA 17402-9207
United States of America
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2020 Grant Recipients

On September 22, 2020 the Rotary Club of York East announced their 2020 Grant recipients. Each year the club raises funds from its annual golf outing and other charitable events. The grant committee accepts applications and awards those grants that benefit humanitarian projects in the local community.
  • $1,000 to York Literacy Council for their health literacy program
  • $2,000 to York County United Way for their Ready Freddie program
  • $2,500 to Golden Connections for their dementia family support program
  • $3,000 to YMCA for the East York Branch for teaching children to swim for free
  • $5,000 to York Habitat for Humanity including a matching grant from District Rotary 7390
Congratulations to these great organizations!
Pictured left to right – Kyle King, President Rotary York East, Joe Kirkenir YMCA, Stephanie Bennett York Literacy Council, Natalie Williams United Way, Dan Callaway Golden Connections and Chris Izzo Committee Chair person. (Not pictured is Tammy Morris York Habitat for Humanity)


On 9/15/20 Doctor Alyssa Moyer, Chair of Wellspan Department of Medicine updated us on the SARS-COVID-2 virus. She spoke to us on February 22 and May 12 at the beginning of the pandemic. We have learned that 40% to 45% of the people with the Virus are asymptomatic and most people who spread the virus are asymptomatic. Dr. Moyer stated that the York County nursing homes are going a great job controlling the Virus while the county prison is currently experiencing a serious outbreak. Testing is the key to controlling the virus. Wellspan is currently doing in-house testing for their staff and first responders. The majority of the tests are done by Quest laboratories and their turnaround time has now improved to 24 hours. Antibody and salvia has not proven as reliable as the nasal squab. But there can never be enough testing.


Cultural Alliance of York County

On 9/8/20 Kelly Gibson, President of the Cultural Alliance of York County, shared how the COVID-19 pandemic is putting staggering pressures on our arts organizations and artists. With strict guidelines to stem the spread of the virus, public gatherings are banned, venues are closed, and performances, shows, events, classes and fundraisers are being cancelled. Organizations and artists are losing income – immediately and into the foreseeable future.
The Cultural Alliance of York County is addressing this urgent need by taking immediate action to deploy $630,000 of grants from York County for operational relief funding for its partner organizations and artists.
Kelly has been amazed at the speed and resilience of our arts community. As soon as Governor Wolf announced the state of emergency for Pennsylvania on March 16th, our arts community has created innovative ways to share their content digitally and bring arts and culture to the thousands of area residents who can no longer be with them in person

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

On September 1, 2020 Karen Comery, Assistant Chief Counsel at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office of the Principle Legal Advisor, explained her duties in the immigration court process. The local office is located in the York County Prison. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees with offices in all 50 states and 47 foreign countries.
The Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) is the largest legal program in DHS, with over 1,100 attorneys and 350 support personnel. By statute, OPLA serves as the exclusive representative of DHS in immigration removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, litigating all removal cases including those against criminal aliens, terrorists, and human rights abusers. OPLA also provides a full range of legal services to ICE programs and offices.  The attorneys provide essential support to the Department of Justice in the prosecution of ICE cases and in the defense of ICE’s authorities in federal court.

York County Ale Trail

On August 25,2020 Glen Smith, Founder of York County Ale Trail described how the ale trail offers both walking tours and brew bus visiting to established and up-and-coming breweries throughout York County. Visitors and locals alike can buy tickets that includes 3 breweries, exclusive facility tours, guided sampling, and local historical/anecdotal insight from an experienced beer guide that will lead each group. York County has a rich history of brewing local craft beer dating back to the founding of our country. With today’s booming craft beer industry, York County is once again at the forefront, featuring 21 breweries situated throughout its rolling hills, farmland and picture-postcard main streets, including 5 York City breweries within a 1 square mile radius, which is the greatest concentration of breweries anywhere in the county! The County's growth mimics that of the state: Pennsylvania is 6th in the country for the number of craft breweries, and holds steady at No. 1 for producing the most craft beer in the United States.

Women in Manufacturing

On August 18, 2020 Michelle Finch (from Turkey Hill) and Tonya Nye (from Wolfgang) talked to us about the roles and importance of Women in Manufacturing. The Women in Manufacturing Association works to empower women workers and strengthen the manufacturing sector. Women in Manufacturing® (WiM) is the only national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. At present, more than 4,600 individual members representing nearly 1,000 manufacturing companies have joined our growing ranks of industry professionals. WiM encompasses manufacturers of all types and welcomes individuals from every job function – from production to the C-Suite. Membership is available to women and men working within the manufacturing sector. Virtual Learning Series webinars are a free WiM-member benefit. All webinars are recorded, archived, and available to WiM members at any time. They are dedicated to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women who have chosen careers in the manufacturing industry.
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