|January 8, 2018|
|Program: 2018 Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Award
by Steve Feinour, Immediate Past President to Joyce A. Libby
This award is a recognition to one of our members for outstanding service to our Club. Once the awardee is announced, he will share his feelings and observations. This annual event is always not only motivating, but also wonderful as it celebrates one of the Club's most distinguished and respected members, Robert D. Hanson.
Greeter: Ed Tosti
Invocation: Steve Schwartz
Club Singing: Karen Paris
Pianist: Norma Swain
Mini-Classification Talk: Michele Tantardini
Rotary Roundup: Deb Abel
Information about The Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Award:
Robert D. Hanson was an outstanding member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg for 36 years. During those years he clearly demonstrated leadership in the following ways:
• Designer of the Community Service Award process in 1977
• President 1978-79
• Harrisburg Rotary Foundation President 1979-80
• Community Service Award Recipient 1980
• Paul Harris Fellow
• Rotary Service -
Board of Directors Rotary Club of Harrisburg
Board of Trustees of the Harrisburg Rotary Foundation
First Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Community Service Award Chair
Service Above Self Committee
Pancake Breakfast Committee
Bob was a role model for all and exemplifies the Rotary 4 Way test in his personal, professional and Rotary life. We were indeed honored to have him as a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and acknowledge his exemplary leadership in this manner.
Robert D. Hanson Award Suggested Criteria:
Frequency: Annual Award in January
Goal: Build leadership, serve as incentive for all members of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and acknowledge the dedicated Rotary service of Robert D. Hanson.
Criteria: Recipient exemplifies the Rotary 4-Way Test in his/her personal, professional and Rotary life. Recipient has positively affected the major objectives of the strategic plan through committee work, fundraising or fellowship. The person selected has served in the Club for at least 3 years and is someone we see as serving as a future President of the Club. Past-Presidents, Current President and President-Elect’s are not eligible.
Award: $2,500 expenses toward attendance at Rotary International convention within two years.
Joyce has served the Club well in her nine years (10 by 2018 sometime) as a Rotarian. She stepped up to be Chair of a new committee, the Four Way Test Speech Contest four years ago and recently Chairs the Four Way Test Essay Contest, she is involved with the Pancake Breakfast committee and is a Board Member and Vice President. Joyce is a Principal and Wealth Advisor at EHD Advisory Services. She is a lifelong resident of Central Pennsylvania. Joyce has a son, Jacob (10).]
2002 Andy Rebuck 2006 John Judson 2010 Gib Parthemore 2014 Ira Packman
2003 Dolores Liptak 2007 Bob Saline 2011 Betty Hungerford 2015 Corinne Sheridan
2004 Marie Lick 2008 Kent Frese 2012 Robin Scaer 2016 Larry Means
2005 Karen Snider 2009 Una Martone 2013 Steve Feinour 2017 Andy Hetrick
NEWS AND NOTES:
• ATTENDANCE CARDS - please make sure your name is legible for Fran so get your attendance credit.
• PLEASE NOTE: Lunch fee is $18 in 2018.
• Please stop by and welcome our new Club Administrator Fran Harris
• JAN-MAR dues invoices were sent with the Rotary International Foundation invoice. Please make every effort to pay upon receipt.
• SAVE the DATE:
2. The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is seeking volunteers to assist with our Winter Overnight Shelter by providing hospitality to women seeking a warm bed during the winter months. Volunteers will conduct short intake interviews of our guests and provide hospitality during the hours of 7:45 PM until 11 PM.
Note: You must complete the one hour training prior to signing up for hostessing The Winter Overnight Shelter is a lifesaving service offered to women who reside on the streets from December 1 through March 31. Sign up for Winter Overnight Shelter volunteer training & opportunities at: http://signup.com/go/TVEGKm or call Julia at 717-525-6381.
3. The Annual Rotary International Convention will be June 23-27, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Register now to take advantage of early bird discounts which end soon!
• CONTRIBUTIONS DUE:
1. Harrisburg Rotary Foundation $100. Please pay by December 30.
2. Rotary International Foundation $100. Please pay by June 1.
3. PA Wounded Warriors: Won’t you help by donating a suggested $20 or more? Tax-deductible checks should be made to the Harrisburg Rotary Foundation -- memo: PAWW. Both checks and cash should be given to Linda by December 31.
• Have you listed your Rotary Service in your LinkedIn profile?
• Follow Rotary Club of Harrisburg Facebook page (and Like us) and www.hbgrotary.org for speaker/meeting updates
• DID YOU KNOW? Contributions to The Harrisburg Rotary Foundation for memorials, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are always appreciated. The recipient receives an appropriate acknowledgment from the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and the contribution is also acknowledged in The Rotary Roundup. Donations are tax-deductible.
1. The weekly Governors Newsletter can viewed. Go to rotary7390.org. Across the top are all the tabs, run your cursor over “District Newsletter” and a drop down box will put out and click on the newsletter.
Last meeting minutes by Curt Stutzman:
ROTARY'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION!
Greeter: Angela Tatum
Angela introduced Rotarian Betty Hungerford, who brought two guests—Reverend Russell Sullivan and Anne Guenin from the Pine Street Presbyterian Church.
Angela also passed around the basket for Good News Reporting. The contributions today go to the Hilton service staff who care for us so well. The total gift was $290, and was given to the lead server to distribute.
Invocation: Joan Prescott
Club Singing: Heather Hu—America, the Beautiful
Pianist: Norma Swain
Rotary Roundup: Curt Stutzman
Chuck Wingate and Steve Schwartz shared about openings to serve in the Homeless Shelter Initiative this week. There are times to serve on Thursday and Friday, December 22 and 23. Please let Steve know if you can assist overnight one of those days. He and Chuck are both serving there other days this week..
At this point, Program Czar Bob Hostetter, in his usual splendid fashion, introduced us to Brett Terry and the Pine Street Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir’s excellent Christmas musical numbers. Rotarians and guests were able to sit back and take in the beautiful strains of piano and choir voices singing songs of the holiday season. We concluded the meeting by singing together “Deck the Halls,” “The Christmas Song,” and finally “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” See below for a further description of Minister of Music Terry and the choir.
President Sam brought the meeting to a close with the club reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.
This year's program was presented by 20 members of the Pine Street Presbyterian Church choir. This renowned ensemble brought us traditional choral works and then led us in a fun "sing-a-long" segment which was greatly enjoyed. Brett A Terry, a graduate of Yale's Institute of Sacred Music and Pine Street's choirmaster, led the group. He is widely respected for his excellence in leading professional organizations in Central PA and New York City.
Program: The Chancel Choir of Pine Street Presbyterian Church is the church’s primary musical ensemble. They sing multiple anthems and service music in every service from September-May with extra services surrounding Christmas and Easter. They frequently appear in concert presenting some of the masterworks of the choral repertoire. Most of the singers are volunteers, and several members have been part of the choir for over 50 years.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
2017-2018 Club Officers