Rotary Club of York-East   

 
 
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York-East

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Ctr.,
2700 Mt. Rose Ave.,
Mailing address: PO Box 3491, York, PA 17402
York, PA  17402-9207
United States
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York-East Rotary Club Meeting Programs

Redevelopment of the Yorktowne Hotel

On Tuesday, September 18, Jack Kay and Al Hayes, officers of the York County Industrial Development Authority (YCIDA), presented a very informative program concerning the redevelopment of the historic Yorktowne Hotel. The YCIDA purchased the Yorktowne in December 2015 in order to restore and rebuild this iconic York landmark.  Earlier this year it was announced that the hotel will be part of the Hilton Tapestry Collection of boutique hotels.  This exciting development will be a key part of the success of the project.  Jack and Al covered all aspects of the planning, including a circular drive with an entry from both Duke Street and Market Street that will offer direct access to the lobby as well as a roof top gathering area that will provide panoramic views from the 11 story structure.  Completion will occur in late 2019 or early 2020.
Left: Jack Kay, President Ben Marchant, Al Hayes

Senior LIFE York

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Donna Strine and Jane Ryer,outreach coordinators for SeniorLife-York, spoke to our club about the services their agency offers to senior citizens throughout York County.  Their program is a Medicare and Medicaid approved long-term care program that provides complete medical care and supportive services for persons 55 years and older so that they can remain living in their home.  Senior Life is an alternative to nursing and personal care homes.  There is no cost for services for Medicaid eligible persons. 
Left: President Ben Marchant, Jane Ryer and Donna Strine
 

PA Special Olympics

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Gina Reid & Teresa Amauri spoke to the Rotary Club of York-East about the PA Special Olympics Winter Indoor Games.  The PA Special Olympics, headquarted in Norristown, PA holds seasonal games throughout the year for up to 20,000 Special Olympians in the state.  For the 2019 season, they have decided to hold the Winter Indoor Games in York.  Four events will be featured: Bowling, figure skating, speed skating, and floor hockey.  The events will be held on the weekend of March 2-3.  Floor hockey will be contested in the Expo Center at York Fairgrounds, figure skating and speed skating at the York Ice Rink and bowling at Colony Park Lanes.  Volunteers are needed.  You can volunteer online at http://specialolympicspa.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/volunteer.
From left to right: Gina Reid, Jennifer Bottomley, Teresa Amauri, President Ben Marchant

TechFire Robotics

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international robotics competition, founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1992. The mission of FIRST is “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self confidence, communication, and leadership. ”FIRST has grown into four divisions: Junior FIRST Lego League (grades K-3), FIRST LegoLeague (grades 4-8), FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12), and the FIRST RoboticsCompetition (grades 9-12).

York County Economic Alliance

On August 7, 2018 Kevin Schreiber, President and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance spoke to the York-East Rotary Club.  The York County Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 organization founded in 2012 through an affiliation between York County’s chamber and economic development organizations.

Ben Marchant (left), Kevin Schreiber (right)


They are the county’s primary business resource for facilitating expansion, funding, redevelopment, networking, business-to-business promotion, advocacy and workforce development among many other services.

Kevin gave us an update on the progress he has made in the first year of leading YCEA, including the Hotel Yorktowne, Downtown Hanover, Women Leading York and other workforce issues.

 

 

Government Relations

On July 24th, Beverly "Bev" D. Mackereth spoke to the Rotary Club of York-East.  She is a former Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare. She also served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She represented the 196th state legislative district in York County, Pennsylvania and is a member of the Republican Party.

Mackereth is a 1979 graduate of Frostburg State University. Following college, she worked at the York County Blind Center. Later she became a Supervisor at York County Children and Youth Services, and a Victim Witness Coordinator at the York County Attorney’s office. In 1997, Governor Tom Ridge appointed her Deputy Director of the Governor’s Community Partnership for Safe Children.

 

Greg Kern (left), Bev Mackereth (right)

 
 
 
 
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