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

December Students of the Month

At the Dec.18th meeting we heard from our December Students of the Month from York Suburban High School.
Our Junior Student was Bevan Fogdall. Bevan was joined by her father and spoke about her interest in music. She participated in the York Suburban Choral Group who entertained us during the morning program. She is also a member of the York County Honors Choir. Bevan hopes to go to College and study as a music major and become a Choir Director. 
Our Senior Student was Stephan "Adam" Peterson who attended RYLA last year and was sponsored by our club. Adam was joined by his Mom and Dad and spoke to us about his future endeavors to go to Lebanon Valley College to study Actuarial Science. From his experiences with Rotary he is looking forward to becoming a Rotarian in the future.
Left: Adam Peterson, Center: Ben Marchant, Right: Bevan Fogdoll

How Mental Health Impacts the County of York

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Katherine Gruver provided us with a snapshot of mental health in York County and the great work that the law enforcement community and criminal justice system are doing to combat this issue.  Katherine works as the Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator for York County, where she is tasked with training law enforcement officers on dealing with individuals suffering from mental health.  Initiatives such as CIT and Stepping Up, serve as great models as to the impact a community can have when they are willing to leverage their resources.
Above: Ben Marchant (left) and Katherine Gruver (right)

Importance of Broadcast Media

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Chris Topf, General Manager and Vice President of WPMT Fox43 spoke to our club about the importance of broadcast media and the role it plays in our local communities.  In further explaining the importance of our local news media, Chris discussed how during times of catastrophic weather events, or breaking news, that people overwhelmingly turn to local news stations.  Additionally, Chris mentioned how local new stations often serve has feeders to major outlets such as Fox News or MSNBC when it comes to content.  Finally, Chris highlighted the great work that our local news outlets and their employees do in our community, from donated air time, to raising money and awareness on issues that impact us daily.
Above: Chris Topf (left) and Kyle King (right)

Innovative Ways to Attract New Members

We were honored to have Kevin Engle, of the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown, provide us with a very enjoyable and informative presentation on recruiting and retaining new members. 
Kevin served as President of the E-Town Club over the 2016-2017 year.  During his tenure, he challenged the club to grow from 83 to 100 members.  By years end, the club actually hit 101 total members!
In order to ensure that the club remained vibrant and healthy, members successfully developed and implemented a number of creative new ways to recruit and retain members, which Kevin also shared with us.
 
In his current position, Kevin now serves in Rotary District 7390, as their District Membership Chair.

Mayor Michael Helfrich 

On Tuesday, Nov. 6th, Michael Helfrich, Mayor of York City, spoke to our club about his vision for the City of York. After summarizing York's long history as a leading manufacturing center, Mayor Helfrich explained his hope that York can carry on this tradition by becoming a manufacturing center in the technology industry. During his talk, he addressed the challenges presented by the high rate of poverty from which York has suffered for many years. His goal is to organize neighborhoods of about 800 residents and establish community centers in each to offer child care and community activities thereby fostering neighborhood interaction and interdepenence. He presented these goals with energy and enthusiasm and was well received by the members.
Pictured left: President Ben Marchant, Mayor Helfrich, Sandi Graham

Students of the Month for November 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 13th, two students from York County School of Technology were present to talk to our members about their school and community acheivements. Senior Allison Breslin and her parents were present. Allison (left in the picture) is competing for a $1,500 York East Rotary Scholarship. She spoke about all of her plans to attend a college for a degree in Nursing and possibly advance to become a Physician.
Junior Vashti Overmiller and her parents also attended. Vashti (pictured on the right) spoke about her interest in computer technology in the medical field. Vashti is competing for an opportunity to attend the RAYLA Conference in June. The Student of the Month Program continues through March under the leadership of Rotarian Bob Straw (pictured in center at left).
 
 
 
 
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