• Fellowship and Leadership

    Fellowship and Leadership

  • Vision Program for Kids

    Vision Program for Kids

  • Fundraising for Schools

    Fundraising for Schools

  •  Sweet Bites for better Sight winners

    Sweet Bites for better Sight winners

  • Developing Young Leaders

    Developing Young Leaders

  • Helping the City of Harrisburg

    Helping the City of Harrisburg

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Welcome to Rotary!                                                                    T1718EN PMS C

The Rotary Club of Harrisburg is one of 34,000 Rotary clubs now located in over 200 countries. Our centennial anniversary of service to the local and global community was celebrated in May, 2011. Locally, since 2001, RCH has provided over $300,800 of support directly to the Harrisburg School District, Harrisburg school student college scholarships, Ecology scholarships, scholarships to the Rotary Leaders Conference, and countless volunteer hours for these and other youth focused projects, including 300 students that received free vision screening.   

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OPhillip Shenk Betty Hungerford RickDavisThe Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg will receive $1,000 and Mission of Mercy Inc. will receive $500 after a volunteer from each organization received Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s  “Service Above Self Award’’ for 2015.

O. Phillip Shenk of the Boys & Girls Club and Dr. Rick Davis of Mission of Mercy recently received the annual award during a lunch meeting of the Harrisburg Rotary. Shenk is co-owner/president of Shenk Company, which makes and distributes promotional products. Davis recently became the associate clinical director of Capital BlueCross’ clinical team following his retirement from Cumberland Family Practice, which he owned and operated since 1988.

“Every year our club is proud to recognize volunteers who give of themselves to make our community a better place,’’ said Betty Hungerford, Harrisburg Rotary president. “Mr. Shenk and Dr. Davis are making a positive impact in the lives of those they help.’’

Shenk is past president of the Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors and has been on the board since 2009. He is credited with helping to rescue the club when it was in financial crisis and in danger of shutting its doors. Shenk’s father, Robert, had been a past board president.

Phillip Shenk recruited new members to the board, helped create partnerships with local businesses and oversaw the creation and fundraising for the $175,000 Robert C. Shenk Industrial Arts Center within the Berryhill Street Clubhouse. Named for his late brother, the center offers formal training for children and the community.

For the past seven years, Dr. Davis has volunteered with the Gettysburg-based Mission of Mercy, which offers free primary healthcare, dental care and free prescription medications to the uninsured and underinsured working poor in the region through its mobile medical clinic.

The Mission’s mobile clinic treats patients in Harrisburg twice a month at the Christ in Brethren Church on Derry Street, where it typically treats between 58 and 68 patients. 

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  • Ann Van Dyke, Authority on State and Federal Hate Crimes Mon. 31 Jul, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:15 pm) Weekly Meetings TOPIC: "THE THREATENING EMERGENCE OF HATE GROUPS IN OUR MIDST" Most all of us know and feel that we live in a wonderful country.  Thus when we hear and read about the dramatic growth of "hate groups" it is something that truly unnerves us.  Why is this happening, why is this happening more now? What is the ultimate intent of these groups?  How best should this be addressed in a free and open society?  Ms. Van Dyke is civil investigator and trainer with much experience with many municipalities, education institutions, employers and employee groups, religious and civic groups.  She has served as a trainer for the PA State Police , the US Department of Justice, and the PA Office of Attorney Gen. She has been interviewed on NPR, New York Times and the Washington. As Rotarians we should be up to date as to what Organized Hate is about!    
  • Hanson Lunch at the Rotary Chamber Office Fri. 4 Aug, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) Committee Meetings
  • Rotary Board meeting Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 (10:30 am - 12:00 pm) Committee Meetings
  • Dr. Michael L. Hanes, President and CEO of Whitaker Center Productions Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:15 pm) Weekly Meetings Topic: Expedition Chesapeake, A Journey of Discovery   Rotarian Hanes has 45 years of experience in higher education and non-profit organizations. He received acclaim for his leadership and development of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.  In addition, and through those years, he developed a deep seated love and appreciation for our magnificent Susquehanna River and it's prime role in the health and well being of the regional treasure, the Chesapeake Bay.  Now that he is retired from Whitaker he has become the prime mover in the extraordinary Chesapeake Expedition, A Journey of Discovery.  The title of a magnificent new big screen production which he is producing! If you love and appreciate our wonderful river, you will love hearing about this exciting and dramatic project now underway by a fellow Rotarian!  
  • NO MEETING Mon. 14 Aug, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) Weekly Meetings

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