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Hanover

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Bay City Restaurant
110 Eisenhower Drive
Hanover, PA  17331
United States of America
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LATEST CLUB MEETING NEWS
Meeting February 25, 2020
 
ATTENDANCE - 41 of our 85 members were in attendance which is 48.24% of Membership
Also in attendance was Taylor Thomas, guest of Greg Staub and John Silcox, son of recently deceased    member Jack Silcox.  He was a guest of John Bailey.  6 students of the month also attended.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
John Bailey - Peg Sennett left on Sunday leading a group from York area on a Rotary mission trip to New Bern, NC.  We pray for their success and safety.
Merle Zehr - announced the kick off to our Raffle fundraiser.  He handed out tickets to all members in attendance to sell.  Rankle will take place on 5/1 thru 5/31.  Tickets are $20 a piece.
Bob Miller - presented a Paul Harris Award to Greg Staub (multiple)
Craig Aiello - addressed a question about Interact Clubs and Rotaract Clubs.
PROGRAM - Tara Kauffman - Classification Speech
Tara’s presentation centered around the importance of the following phrase to her. “ Those who are happiest are those that do the most for others”
She was born in Indiana, went to Illinois State Univ. studying to be an English teacher. Illinois State was known as The Green Wave and we found out why.  She eventually changed her major to an English degree at Towson State and earned an MS degree at Johns Hopkins.  She has 2 children, Christopher and Kayla.  She now works at the YMCA as the Financial Development Director.  Her parents were both Special Education teachers and did much volunteering.  Tara spoke about the Y’s mission and scholarship programs for child care.
NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM - James(Brady) Slater.  UPMC Hanover Medical Fitness Center
Long time Rotarian and Honorary member, Jack Silcox, passed away this morning Feb 20, 2020.  

Obituary

John VanKirk Silcox Jr. “Jack”, age 92, passed away, suddenly, at his home on February 20, 2020. He was the loving husband of Susanna (Judd) Silcox; together they shared over 66 years of marriage. 

Jack was born in Trenton NJ on January 23, 1928 and was the son of the late John VanKirk Silcox and Mae (Carnochan) Silcox. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged. He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Business and also attended the Harvard School of Business. He was the President of the Bank of Hanover for many years and retired in 1990. He was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, where he was very active and served on many committees. He was also a former Boy Scout Leader in Spring Grove and was a longtime member of the Hanover Rotary. 

In addition to his wife Susanna; he is survived by his son John V. Silcox III of Glen Alpine NC; his daughter Martha Silcox Gardner and her husband Greg of San Jose CA; his daughter in law Mary Ellen Lowry of Durham NC; his grandchildren Annie, Jim, Caroline, Rebecca, Joanna, Michael, Ruth and 11 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son James E. Silcox and his sister Muriel Schaffer. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:00AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St., Spring Grove with Pastor Alison Bowlan officiating. He will be laid to rest following the service next to his son at Spring Grove Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 10:00AM – 11:00AM at the church. Family services are under the direction of Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., of Spring Grove. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. 

Share condolences at www.beckfunerals.com

Click on the link below to see the Tribute page, funeral details, donation information, etc.
https://www.beckfunerals.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=11625452







 

Home Page Stories
This story is posted below on behalf of Ralph Jodice and Junior Achievement :
 
 
Both of Sherry Chroniger’s 6th grade social studies classes at St. Teresa of Calcutta in McSherrystown completed the Junior Achievement program, Our Nation, taught by Hanover Rotarian, Ralph Jodice.  This 5 lesson program taught the 52 students about the free market economy, entrepreneurship and innovation, career clusters, getting and keeping the job, and global economic connections. 
 
A group sponsored by the Hanover rotary club departed today for new Bern NC to assist with rebuilding hurricane flooded homes. This is the 2nd trip for the group in July 2019 they travelled to new Bern to assist in rebuilding 2 homes. The group is led by Rotarian Peg Sennett 
 
Please keep them in your prayers for a safe trip down and back.
 
We wish them well and want to hear all accounts of their trip when they return.
Fellow Rotarians
 
Please see the below from Allison Kierce at JA.  If you are interested and can support, please contact Allison directly at JA.  Her contact info is at the end of the note.  Thank you...Ralph 
 
Good Morning!
 
Thank you for your past support of our Junior Achievement programs in the South Western School District.  Due to cancellations, we are in URGENT need of 3 volunteers for Wednesday’s STEM Summit.
 
All 332 9th graders will spend the day learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and the opportunities that STEM careers can provide.
 
If you are already signed up to participate in this STEM Summit, THANK YOU and please consider asking a friend or colleague to join you.  If you are not signed up, I hope you will consider supporting the students of South Western High School and sharing this opportunity.
 
Our volunteers are our best advocates and we cannot do this without you!  All training is provided the morning of the event and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided by SWHS.
 
Because of our volunteers like you, JA is on track to inspire over 100,000 students again this school year.  We are so grateful to you for all of the support that you provide for our programs and the students of South Central PA!
 
Happy Saturday!
 
Allison Kierce | Senior Vice President Operations
Junior Achievement of South Central PA 
717.843.8028  | akierce@jascpa.org
This email is being sent on behalf of Peg Sennett to provide an update on the Club Grant we used to assist New Hope Ministries.
 

Through a Club Grant, the Rotary Club of Hanover provided New Hope Ministries of Hanover with a floor scale and two folding wire containers.  The staff and volunteers have high praise for this new in-the-floor scale. Previously, volunteers had to physically push pallets onto an upgrade. With the new scale, pallets are moved onto the scale with a lift truck or hand jack, making the job less physical, more time efficient and much safer.  In an average month, over 150,000 pounds of food are weighed and handled multiple times, serving between 800-900 households per month.  That was a lot of pushing, pulling and heaving to get pallets of food onto the old scale.  The durable, folding containers also improve the efficiency of operations, eliminating the need to store food in cardboard boxes that warp and become insecure.

Pictured are Hanover Rotarians re-packaging items for New Hope clients.  The Rotary signage above the scale was donated by Rotarian Scott Kurtz and Minuteman Press; it will constantly remind New Hope clients and volunteers that Rotary is involved in serving the community.

    

  In order to view the photos, please refer to the "Downloads" section on the website and click on "Scale Project with New Hope Ministries".

Please welcome the following students for the Month of February 2020:
 
Delone Catholic H.S.
Kevin Mowrey
Future Plans: Plans to attend a 4-year college to pursue an accounting degree and play football.
Tara Noel
Future Plans: To pursue masters degree in history or english.
 
Hanover H.S.
Madelyn Hutton
Future Plans: Plans to pursue a business degree at a 4-year college while continuing track and field.
Jenna Buch
Future Plans: Plans to attend Bucknell University to pursue secondary education and music.
 
South Western H.S.
Taylor Cromer
Future plans: Plans to pursue a degree in environmental science and continue on to graduate school studying entomology.
Elisa M
Future plans: To pursue a degree in economics or political science and advocate for Ecological protection and economic equity.
 
Spring Grove H.S.
Joy Kelly
Future Plans: Plans to major in a health-related field in college - either nursing biomedical engineering.
Brandon Bowman
Future plans: Plans to Liberty University for film.
This article is a post from Jess Socrates.  He is providing an update to Operation Braveheart in the Philippines.  8 more children have been helped.
A few days before the end of year 2019, when our total number of patients repaired for Braveheart II was at 98, Dr. Jonas expressed to me that he wanted to round off this number to 100 before the start of the year 2020. A few days ago, he reported to me that he did two more patients before the end of the year, thus meeting his personal goal.
 
Thanks to everyone's support, these 100 patients plus the 41 previously repaired, brings our grand total to 141 patients repaired.
 
In a few days, one of my fellow Rotarians, a career diplomat, will visit the Philippines. Jonas has scheduled another patient that he will repair on the day of this visit. This is not an inspection; it is a friendly visit from a Rotarian representing my Club, who is interested in the project.
 
The attached collage includes the grateful faces of patients #89 to 96 from December 2019.
 
Sincerely yours,
Jess Socrates, Coordinator, Operation Braveheart
Peg Sennett shares the following update on the donation our Club made to New Hope Ministries to enable them to purchase a scale:
 

CLUB GRANT FLOOR SCALE

Our Club provided New Hope Ministries with a $5,000.00 floor scale and food container s through a Rotary Club Grant. The scale has been installed and is in use. As part of the Grant, Rotarians must participate in the project. Consequently we have scheduled TUESDAY JANUARY 21ST, 6:00-7:00PM as a time to meet at New Hope Ministries on Baltimore Street to help stock shelves and assist clients. Please mark your calendars. See you there. 

Peg Sennett, Chair Humanitarian Committee

Ralph Jodice is sharing this project information:
 
Hanover Rotarians recently packed food bags for Ruth’s Harvest.  Ruth’s Harvest ensures grammar school students in need of food go home on Fridays with enough meals to make it through the weekend.  Ruth’s Harvest is one of the primary recipients for funds from The Rotary Club of Hanover’s largest fund raiser called Tastefest.  Over the last 5 years, Tastefest has netted over $30,000 per year which the club pushes back out to the local community.  Pictured here from left to right are Ralph Jodice, Rick McKee (holding the Rotary Coin). Judy Jodice and Tammy Miller.
 
Congratulations to Greg Staub for Multiple Paul Harris Award
 
 
Hanover’s club President, Craig Aiello, and Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, Bob Miller, present Hanover Rotarian and District Governor Designee, Greg Staub, with a multiple Paul Harris Fellowship pin.
Ralph 
 

FUNDS COLLECTED FOR PUERTO RICO DISASTER RELIEF HAVE BEEN

DISBURSED TO THE JANE STERN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Following the September 2017 hurricane in Puerto Rico, D7390 Rotarians donated $30,386 specifically for Puerto Rico. Over these many months we have searched for a project that met our requirements for documentation and credibility. We have located such a project and are excited that your donations will benefit many.

Begun as a lending library by community activist Jane Stern in 1974, the Jane Stern Dorado Community Library in Puerto Rico quickly became a bilingual learning center for language, literacy and after-school programs as a 501C (3) non-profit corporation. The Library system emphasizes learning programs for adults, teens and children; early education play areas with books and toys; computers and reliable internet access for digital resources. They serve as school libraries during the day, and are open to the surrounding communities from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

The D7390 donation will support operating expenses for two of the Program’s satellite libraries in Toa Baja and in Mameyal that were forced to move to new facilities following the hurricane. Our contribution will provide operating funds for the 2019-2020 school year and the first semester of 2020-2021.

The Jane Stern Library was awarded The U.S. Library of Congress Literacy Award in 2019 for implementation of best practices in literacy promotion. The Library was also a finalist for the U.S. National Medal for Museum and Library Service; IMLS awards high honors to institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.

The Library will keep us posted on their activities and will give us Major Sponsor recognition at the Library’s main entrance and at every event. We will also be recognized through their website, social media, and print material. WE ARE INVITED TO THEIR GALA EVENT TO BE HELD ON MARCH 21, 2020 AT THE RITZ CARLTON RESERVE IN DORADO BEACH P.R. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, CONTACT PEG SENNETT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

The Community Gifts Committee met this Tuesday [Nov 12] and approved the following gifts;
1. New hope Ministries Feed-A-Friend marathon    $1000.
2. Hanover Council of Churches   $2500.
3. Sweet charities Cancer Fund    $1000.
4. Guthrie Memorial Library       $1250.
5. HART Center (50th anniversary)   $1000.
6. Boy Scouts of America New Birth of Freedom Council luncheon  $500.
7. Hanover VNA  $500.
 8.Hanover Symphony Orchestra  $250.
9. Hanover School District Education Foundation  $500.
10. South Western Education Foundation $500.
11. Spring Grove School District  $500.
12. Delone High School   $500.
 
This totals the $10,000 budgeted for the committee this year. If we are allocated additional funds later in the year, we will discuss other possible gifts.
Just received this short update from Erin:
 
 
I just changed host families so now I live in Inzing. They are very nice and I'm learning more German than ever with them.
Everything is going very well and I have plans this weekend for hiking and going down the mountain on a go-kart type thing. 
I believe there is a trip in December for a Christmas ball in Salzburg. That is the closest trip there is I think.

 
 
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Mastering others is strength,
 
mastering yourself is true power.
 
 
Lao Tzu/ Tao Te Ching
 
Upcoming Speakers
James (Brady) Slater
Mar 03, 2020
Update on UPMC Hanover Medical Fitness Center
OPEN
Mar 10, 2020
Tammy Gobrecht
Mar 17, 2020
Rotary Classification Speech
Dr. Jonas
Mar 24, 2020
Operation Braveheart
JT Hand
Mar 31, 2020
The York Water Company
OPEN
Apr 07, 2020
OPEN
Apr 14, 2020
Ralph Jodice
Apr 21, 2020
Ralph's 8 Attributes of a Rotarian
OPEN
Apr 28, 2020
Wade Markel
May 05, 2020
American Heart Association Local Activities for 2020
OPEN
May 12, 2020
OPEN
May 19, 2020
OPEN
May 26, 2020
OPEN
Jun 02, 2020
OPEN
Jun 09, 2020
OPEN
Jun 16, 2020
Greeter, Pledge & Prayer Responsibilities
Rotary Greeter, Pledge and Prayer Responsibilities
 
 
 
Jan
7
Dale Brubaker
 
14
Barb Rupp
 
21
Bob Miller
 
28
Mike Hockenberry
 
                  
Feb
4
Tammy Miller 
 
11
Sharon Kebil-Whisler
 
18
Donna Haar
 
25
M.T. Taylor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mar
3
Laura Becker
 
10
John Bailey
 
17
Kathi Fuhrman
 
24
Ralph Jodice
 
                31
Darryl Zoller
 
 
 
April
                7
Barb Rupp
 
                14
Karen Nelson
                  21 Paul Berg
                  28 Rhonda Ramos
     
May                  5 Terry Gingrow
                  12 Ellie Rebert
                  19 Ken Wenger
                  26 Alicia Bowman
     
June                 2 Kim Hackett
                  9 Melissa Plitt
                 16 Rick McKee
                 23  
                 30  
Interact News

The Hanover Rotary Club is pleased to support Interact Clubs in two area High Schools - Delone Catholic and Spring Grove.  This section is intended to highlight news & activities reported to us from those Clubs

DELONE CATHOLIC

Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27

  • Delone Interact Club will be conducting their Annual Sleep Out Fundraiser on the campus of the school.  Please stop by and contribute to this worthy cause and support our Interact Club affiliate.

January 2019 Meeting Minutes

  • We received a thank you letter from the Hanover Area Council of Churches regarding the Interact Club’s $1000 donation to the Council’s Provide-A-Lunch (PAL) program!

          April Service Projects - Save the Date!

                      Spring Adopt-A-Highway - April 13, 2019 at 10:00am-12:30pm

                       Earth Day Project - April 13, 2019 at 1:30pm-3:30pm

December 2018 Meeting Minutes

 

  • We received a thank you letter from the Hanover Area Council of Churches regarding the Interact Club’s $1000 donation to the Council’s Provide-A-Lunch (PAL) program!

PennDOT thanks all Interact members who participated in the Adopt-A-Highway last November!

Toys for Tots Collection

  • Toys for Tots collection begins after Thanksgiving break (Nov. 27-Dec. 14)
  • All Interact Club members should donate a toy to the bin outside Mrs. Marrocco’s room (122) in order to count it as one service project. 

November 2018 Meeting Minutes

Adopt-A-Highway Project

Pit Beef/Pork Sandwich Sale - November 10, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Sign up sheets for volunteer shifts will be posted outside of room 122
  • Come out and support the Pit Beef Sale for Interact Club!
  • Please bring donations on Friday or Saturday
 
 
SPRING GROVE
Representatives of the Spring Grove Interact Club made a presentation to our Club on Tuesday March 12, 2019.  They are a newly formed Club in the High School and they have done an outstanding job 1)in pairing their mission to Rotary Missions, 2)organizing themselves, 3) integrating technology into their Club, 4)creative fundraising efforts, 5) worthwhile service projects in the community and the world.  They are off to a fantastic start!
You can follow them on: TWITTER -   sg_interact                                   INSTAGRAM - sghs.interact.club
 
 
 
 
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