Uptown York Rotary Club is Now Accepting Grant Applications

Uptown York Rotary Club (UYRC) attracts a diverse group of professionals who share a passion for giving back to our community and making a difference in the world. Our service focus areas are downtown revitalization, environmental sustainability, and community and youth development.

One way we serve our focus areas is to provide funding for initiatives that make a difference in our community.  UYRC is accepting grant applications for its Community Giving grant program to support needs in our service area.

Grant applications will be accepted through March 31, 2020. Grantees can apply for two levels – up to $500 for programs that serve the UYRC service area and up to $1,000 for the programs that serve the UYRC service area and impact one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.

Grants approved by the Rotary Club of Uptown York are to support programs that service York and the York County community. We are particularly interested in supporting organizations whose best practices and initiatives support Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of these areas of focus: Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development, Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation.

Not for profit or 501(c)3 organizations may apply for a grant. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to:
•How well the project demonstrates the use Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus
•The level of impact on the community
•The level of documented need for the program/project and/or the grant funding
•The level of collaboration with other organizations or community initiatives
•Clearly defined measures of success
•Rotarian involvement (individual/group)

Applicants are asked to describe the sustainability of the project after the grant funds have been disbursed. Funding is not considered for ongoing operating costs of an organization, capital campaigns, scholarships or stipends for individuals.
The application is available on the left hand side of uptownyorkrotary.org under "Documents & Forms".
Uptown York Rotary Club is Now Accepting Grant Applications  2020-03-03 05:00:00Z 0

Uptown York Rotary Club Presents Grant to York County Fire School

Posted on Jun 05, 2019
Uptown York Rotary Club presented a $500 donation to the York County Fire School to help support programming that keeps our first-responders well trained. Our club used Happy Dollars and a contribution from our Community Giving Fund to recognize the sacrifice made by York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services firefighters Zachary Anthony and Ivan Flanscha and all other emergency services professionals across our county.
Uptown York Rotary Club Presents Grant to York County Fire School Sarah Thomas 2019-06-05 04:00:00Z 0

Uptown York Rotary Club Awards Community Grants

Posted on Apr 19, 2019
Uptown York Rotary Club awarded a total of $3,500 in grants to four nonprofit organizations to help support the York community. This is the first time in the club’s eight-year history that grant applications were solicited from the public, and the Community Giving Committee is excited to announce the results.
Uptown York Rotary Club Awards Community Grants Sarah Thomas 2019-04-19 04:00:00Z 0

Pints for Polio: UYRC partners with Collusion Tap Works to create "The Eradicator"

In an effort to eradicate polio, Uptown York Rotary Club has partnered with Collusion Tap Works to create a special IPA known as "The Eradicator" for an event on October 4, 2018.
From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Collusion Tap Works in York, 25% of the sales of "The Eradicator" will be donated to Rotary's Polio Plus efforts. These donations are matched two-to-one by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The event is part of a District-wide Pints for Polio fundraiser. To see all of the planned events in District 7390, click here.
Pints for Polio: UYRC partners with Collusion Tap Works to create "The Eradicator" Sarah Thomas 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

2017-18 Uptown Year in Review

Happy New (Rotary) Year! The "year" of Rotary runs from July 1 through June 30, so we recently saw a changing of the guard in our club's leadership. With the 2017-18 Rotary year now in our rear-view mirror, let's take a moment to catch up on all of our great accomplishments! Get ready, because we have a lot of ground to cover, including membership, public image, service, and leadership development, to name a few. Here's to a great year where we all worked together in "Making A Difference."
2017-18 Uptown Year in Review Amy Chamberlin 2018-08-21 04:00:00Z 0

Uptown York Rotary Club: Quarterly Update

We used to call ourselves small but mighty - but with 42 members, Rotary officially considers us a large club! While we are “growing” into that idea, we still see ourselves as a happy hour club focused on making a difference through active service in our local and global communities. Here’s what we’ve been up to recently...
 We embraced a new year by making soup to help “Squash Hunger!” Our second year as a sponsor and hands-on volunteer team, our  members  rolled up their sleeves and donned gloves and hairnets to wash, chop, cook and stir (good) things up in support of the York Food  Alliance and its  efforts to address access to food in our local communities.
March brought the promise of spring (on numerous occasions) – and a month long collection of personal care and comfort items to help Veteran’s Helping Hand prepare Blessing Backpacks for homeless veterans. Our Club’s “Happy Dollars”, donated at the the conclusion of each meeting to celebrate personal, professional and community moments of inspiration or achievement, were directed to support this service project.
Although we are serious about our service, we also enjoy our fellowship! Friends and family members joined us for a brisk and spirited walk on Market Street during the annual York St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Along the route, we shared greetings with friends and strangers alike, as well as other Club members who volunteered their time in support of this community event.
Interested in what we are doing next? Check us out on Facebook and consider joining us for one of our meetings. You don’t have to be a member to help with our community service activities – we love volunteers who want to make a difference!
Uptown York Rotary Club: Quarterly Update David Corman 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0

Uptown Rotarians Peel, Chop, and Stir to Squash Hunger

The Uptown York Rotary Club was a proud sponsor of this year's "Squash Hunger" event held over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Thirteen club members  also gathered on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Seventh & George to help peel, chop, dice and stir as our Second Saturday monthly service project.
 "Squash Hunger", a project of the York County Food Alliance and this year's hosting partner Seventh & George, rallied more than a hundred volunteers to process donated squash and pumpkins into 250 gallons of squash soup.  The soup was shared across York County with food pantries, WIC, Head Start, traditional housing programs and school backpack programs.
Uptown Rotarians Peel, Chop, and Stir to Squash Hunger David Corman 2017-02-09 05:00:00Z 0

Uptown Rotarians Use Their Green Thumbs at Liberty Garden

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 the Liberty Garden at Kiwanis Lake was transformed by 13 enthusiastic Uptown York Rotarians.  The great turn-out for this service project resulted in the planting of flowers and shrubs, weeding, and general cleaning-up of this garden that the Uptown Club "adopted" in 2015.  

Armed with "diggy-things" and assorted gardening tools (who knew "weeding sticks" were a thing?!?), the team made  quick work of the transformation, leaving behind a more beautiful garden for the community to enjoy.

The Club provides ongoing garden stewardship for the Liberty Garden as well as the Gear Garden at Foundry Park.  Volunteers are always welcome to join us for our monthly "tending" meet-ups during the growing season! 

Uptown Rotarians Use Their Green Thumbs at Liberty Garden Amy Chamberlin 2016-06-14 04:00:00Z 0

Uptown Rotarian Jim Singleton Receives Paul Harris Fellow

On February 11, 2016, Uptown Rotarian Jim Singleton proudly accepted the designation of Paul Harris Fellow. Rotary Club of York Rotarian Scott C. Rogers, a co-worker of Jim at Glatfelter Insurance Group, recognized Jim with this honor. Congratulations to all! What a great way to honor a great Rotarian and support The Rotary Foundation.
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A Club That Trots Together. . . .

Since our normal Club meeting day is Thursday, we did not have an "official" Rotary Club meeting on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26, 2015.  However, a large number of our members participated in a cherished York tradition--the Turkey Trot sponsored by the York YMCA.  This 5K race the morning of Thanksgiving gave us a chance to share Rotary cheer with our fellow members, and we even caught a photo of many of us at the finish line! You know what they say. . . . "A club that trots together, is AWESOME!"
A Club That Trots Together. . . . Amy Chamberlin 2015-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Night at Uptown York Rotary Club!

Prospective members are invited to join us to learn more about our vibrant club and what it means to be a Rotarian!
We welcome Jody Keller, owner of Jody L. Keller LLC human resources management and strategy consulting firm, as our guest speaker.  Jody was one of the first female women inducted as a member to the Rotary Club of York in the 1980s, and served as the club's first female president.  An enthusiastic supporter of York programs and projects, Jody will share the gift of Rotary with her usual enthusiasm and good humor.
Join us on Thursday, August 27 at 5:30 at Central Market York's Performance Kitchen (via Mudhook Brewing Company).
Membership Night at Uptown York Rotary Club! Amy Chamberlin 2015-08-13 00:00:00Z 0

There’s No Time like the Present to be a Gift to our Community

What an honor it is to serve as the President of the Uptown York Rotary Club! 
This year’s Rotary Theme, as established by Rotary International President, “Ravi” Ravindran, is “Be a Gift to the World.”  This theme encourages Rotarians to give the gifts of time, talent and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe.  I had the privilege of meeting President Ravi at PETS, and was moved by his keynote address on how Rotary has been a gift to him throughout the years.  We are happy to carry out this theme at the Uptown Club – where we will use this year to Be a Gift to our Community!
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Posted by Genevieve Ray on Apr 20, 2015

When members of Uptown York Rotary Club decided that as one of our community service projects, we would sponsor a forum for candidates on the ballot for County Commissioner and York City Council, we thought it would be a better program if we involved other groups that might bring more points of view into the planning.

So we asked Downtown Inc. and the Alliance of Neighborhood Associations (ANA) to join us as co-sponsors, and asked their help in putting on the event and in developing a good, meaty set of questions to ask the candidates.

The Forum, held on April 20, turned out well. Ben Moylan and Lewis Delauder from the Alliance, Sonia Huntzinger from Downtown Inc and David Corman from Uptown leaped into action on the planning committee, joined by Uptown’s president, Victoria Connor, and Rotarians Kevin Cysyk and Rob Bernhard. The School District of the City of York loaned us not only the sound system that gave every candidate a microphone, it loaned us able sound engineer Chris Touras. We had marvelous cooperation from the Yorktowne Hotel’s Rick Cunningham, Leslie Einhorn Ravitz and Chef Derek, who prepared a special “quick bites” menu for the evening at the OffCenter Grill. Finally, we wrapped it up with an excellent emcee, Victoria Connor; two superb moderators, Sonia Huntzinger for the County Commissioners’ forum and Ben Moylan for the City Council forum. The ANA’s Mary Anne Bacas and Uptown’s Jim Singleton rounded out the work crew to assure that the event went smoothly.

Most importantly, all of the candidates agreed to participate and accepted with good humor our stipulation that they must prepare and deliver an “Elevator Speech” consisting of no more than 27 words, deliverable in 9 seconds, and covering 3 points. All 11 candidates even turned in their speeches on or before the deadline we gave them!

Thanks to all who helped us provide this service to citizens -- those who attended the forum, as well as those who learn about it via post-forum coverage from the City’s White Rose TV and from both local newspapers. We urge everyone to vote in the Primary Election on May 19th.

Genevieve Ray
Forum Committee Chair
Uptown York Rotary Club

GOOD COLLABORATION NETS GOOD FORUM Genevieve Ray 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Uptown Past President Juiliano visits Rotary Club in Argentina Amy Chamberlin 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z 0

Uptown Babies!

Posted by Chad Myers on Nov 06, 2013


Uptown Babies Andrew Bruck and Dempsey Myers made an appearance, and posed for a photo with their parents and President Juiliano.

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Baby Myers!

Posted by Chad Myers on Jun 26, 2013


Uptown member Chad Myers and his wife Jamie welcomed a baby boy, Dempsey Kai Myers, on June 27th at 8:48am. Dempsey weighed 6lbs, 8.2oz and was 18.5" long. Congrats!

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Baby Bruck!

Posted by Chad Myers on Jun 21, 2013



Uptown member Scott Bruck and his wife Melissa welcomed a baby boy, Andrew Scott Bruck, on June 22, 2013 at 2:51pm. Andrew was 6lbs, 1.2oz and 18 1/2" long. Congratulations Scott & Melissa, and welcome to the Rotary family Andrew!

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Thank you, Rosie - we'll miss you!

Posted by Chad Myers on Jun 19, 2013


Roseanne "Rosie" Maglione, a founding Uptown member, is surprised with flowers at her last meeting with our Club. Thanks for all you've done over the past 2+ years to get the Uptown York Rotary Club established! We'll miss you!

Thank you, Rosie - we'll miss you! Chad Myers 2013-06-20 00:00:00Z 0

The Fiery Trial - York's Civil War Experience

Posted by Chad Myers on Jun 12, 2013


Uptown member Amy Chamberlin engages the Club in a discussion on York County's role in the Civil War, in observance of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

The Fiery Trial - York's Civil War Experience Chad Myers 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

Brenda Wintermyer - Painter, Teacher, Mentor

Posted by Chad Myers on Jun 12, 2013


Renowned local artist, Brenda Wintermyer, graced us with her presence and shared her passion for art, as well as some of her works with us. Thank you, Brenda!

Brenda Wintermyer - Painter, Teacher, Mentor Chad Myers 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

Family First Health Visit

Posted by Chad Myers on May 29, 2013


We recently traveled offsite to Family First Health, located at 116 S George St, and heard all about this great organization from Executive Director Jenny Englerth and Dr. Asceline Go.

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Scott Bruck - Mock C-Section Guinea Pig

Posted by Chad Myers on May 14, 2013


That's right - our very own Scott Bruck offered up his sweet bod to go through a mock C-section exercise at childbirth class. Scott and his lovely wife Melissa are due on July 15th.

Scott Bruck - Mock C-Section Guinea Pig Chad Myers 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z 0

William C. Goodridge Freedom House & Underground Railroad

Posted by Chad Myers on Mar 20, 2013


Carol Kauffman, Community Development Director at Crispus Attucks Association, delivers a fascinating presentation on William C. Goodridge, the Goodridge Freedom House and its role in the Underground Railroad, and Crispus Attucks' efforts to restore the house.

William C. Goodridge Freedom House & Underground Railroad Chad Myers 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Award Presentation

Posted by Chad Myers on Mar 20, 2013


Amy Chamberlin presents Judy Chambers with her 6th Paul Harris Fellow award. Congratulations, Judy - and thank you so much for your contributions to Rotary!

Paul Harris Fellow Award Presentation Chad Myers 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary 4 Way Test Speech Contest

Posted by Chad Myers on Mar 06, 2013
ImageAssistant District Governor, Lew Elicker, speaks to the Uptown York Rotary Club about the 4 Way Test Speech Contest.
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World Understanding: The People & Culture of Madascar Chad Myers 2013-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Home Grown member is growing Roseanne Maglione 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Genevieve Ray is honored with Paul Harris Fellowship award by Joe Rodney Roseanne Maglione 2012-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Uptown Rotary adopts Gear Garden Roseanne Maglione 2012-03-02 00:00:00Z 0

Gear Garden painting project!

Posted by Victoria Connor
Uptown York Rotary Club members raising spirits through community service by sprucing up the Gear Garden! Very appropriate that our club has adopted this park as our ongoing service project as, not only is it located uptown, the Rotary logo is also gear!! Affixed to the coat lapels of men and women in lands around the world is a wheel with six spokes, twenty-four cogways and a keyway. It identifies the wearer as a Rotarian, one of more than 1.2 million business and professional executives who belong to more than 30,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 160 countries on six continents. The basic design of the emblem, the wheel, dates back to 1905, the year the first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after the formation of the Chicago Club, the members submitted recommendations based upon the wheel which they believed would best symbolize the character of the new organization. Designs ranged from simple buggy wheels to elaborate locomotive wheels. Some incorporated clouds into the design. One even superimposed a ribbon emblazoned with the inscription “Rotary Club”. In 1910, when the National Association of Rotary Clubs was formed, they discovered almost as many designs as there were Clubs. Prior to the 1912 convention in Duluth, Minnesota, the national headquarters invited all Clubs to submit recommendations for an emblem based upon the wheel. Together, they selected a gear wheel in royal blue and gold as Rotary’s official emblem. It survived untouched for only eight years. Engineers quickly recognized that Rotary’s new gearlike emblem was mechanically unsound; it could do no work because it lacked a keyway by which it could be locked to a shaft. Following several years of study, the Rotary emblem as we presently know it was adopted in 1923. The gear was no longer an idler, but was now capable of transmitting power to or from a shaft. The wheel had been “turned on”, and it has been rolling ever since…
— at Foundry Park On The Codorus.Image
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Donation to SPCA of York

Posted by Brian Waltersdorf


Uptown York Rotary President, Michael Juiliano and Treasurer, Joseph Calabretta, present donation to Melissa Smith, Executive Director of the SPCA of York

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New! Check out our Facebook page!!

Posted by Jane Conover

Reminder to all - please "like" our new facebook page and be sure to share on your timelines to invite your friends to do the same. This is another tool to help grow our club's membership and let the general public know about the great things we are doing in our community and beyond.


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