• Fundraising for Schools

    Fundraising for Schools

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    Developing Young Leaders

  • Vision Program for Kids

    Vision Program for Kids

  • Fellowship and Leadership

    Fellowship and Leadership

  • Helping the City of Harrisburg

    Helping the City of Harrisburg

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Welcome to Rotary!                                                                    2016 17 Rotary logo

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 $250,800 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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  • NO MEETING -Memorial Day Mon. 29 May, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:15 pm) Weekly Meetings
  • Rotary Meeting at DUC RSVP required Barry Ramper II President/CEO Homeland Center, Homeland Hospice, Homeland HomeCare, Homeland HomeHealth Mon. 5 Jun, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:15 pm) Weekly Meetings Topic: "SOMETHING WE ALL MUST FACE: Where and How We Will Live When Aged".   Our speaker is our own past president Barry Ramper, a national expert on hospice care and the emerging topic of home health care and maintenance. Although this is a topic most of us tend to "put off", or think "I am too young now to think about this", we should become truly informed.  Barry is a noted consultant and go to person on these important, must face, topics. His informed presentation will be helpful to you in thinking about yourself, and or your parents and the current and future directions in where and how we will all live, when aged.  Timely! Important!
  • HRF Board meeting at 1:15 PM Mon. 5 Jun, 2017 (1:15 pm - 2:15 pm) Committee Meetings
  • Kathleen Pavelko, President and CEO of WITF Mon. 12 Jun, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:15 pm) Weekly Meetings Topic: THE PA POST: WITF’s Plan For A Digital-First Statewide News Service One of our region's greatest resources is surly WITF!  Public broadcasting, TV/FM and more have had extraordinary impact on south central PA's cultural, entertainment, and informational growth and experience.  WITF is one of the most successful public broadcasting in the country in the level of viewer/listener support from the two million people who life in SCPA! Kathleen Pavelko, has been invited to share her message as to the growth of this dynamic public entity, and the purpose for the new service which is being developed with the multimillion dollar channel sharing deal which had been recently.  You will learn about the future, the changes and the new additions to public media in our region.  Pretty amazing!!!   
  • Hanson Lunch at the Chamber Fri. 16 Jun, 2017 (12:00 pm - 4:50 pm) Committee Meetings