|August 21, 2017|
No meeting August 14.
Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Whitaker Center for Science and Arts. Popcorn and drink complimentary. The new documentary film Dream Big is about the design and construction of huge things, from skyscrapers and bridges to the Great Wall of China and the International Space Station. It’s also about what it takes to be an engineer and why people - both men and women - choose that as a profession. Here’s a link to the film’s website: http://www.dreambigfilm.com/
Please let Linda know if you would like to attend, so you can receive attendance credit.
Speaker: Jim Rowell, CEO and Co-founder of Rising Sun Consultants, LLC
Topic: The 10 Keys of Effective Supervision
As many Rotarians are professionally related to the "fine art of supervision", this weeks program will be a direct resource for enhancing your skills....always a challenge! No matter if you are currently tasked or retired doing volunteer work, supervision remains a classic challenge to one's success. There are many different concepts and approaches, this consulting firm of 25 years, has noted respect in this important field. In addition to his presentation, he has been invited to bring copies of Rising Sun's just published book entitled "10 KEYS of EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP" for those of you who might wish to purchase a copy. This will be a program of usable takeaways!
Greeter: Glenn Hafer
Invocation: Dick Stewart
Club Singing: Douglas Pieper
Pianist: Norma Swain
Publications: Andy Rebuck
After more than 25 years in the corporate world as a professional trainer, supervisor and director, Jim Rowell turned his knowledge to the world of fitness… leadership fitness.
As the CEO and co-founder of Rising Sun Consultants, LLC, Jim assists clients in building the health and well-being of their organizational cultures.
Drawing from a personal passion toward the development of thoughtful leadership practices, he works with executives, leaders, supervisors and their teams to:
- Increase productivity through smart time and people management practices;
- Retain and recharge their team members and processes for the benefit of their internal and external company stakeholders; and
- Prime their organizations for physical, client and/or revenue growth.
Jim’s methods include training and consulting via traditional and technologically advanced means. Whether through Skype, a webinar or a conference room presentation, he uses his deep understanding of the critical role healthy corporate cultures to take businesses to the next level of excellence.
Jim has amassed a number of articles, white papers, book reviews, training seminars and workshops, including:
- “The 10 Keys of Effective Supervision™” training series.
- Servant Leadership: History & Evolution
- The Pillars of Conflict Resolution
- Critical Issues Facing Supervisors: An Initial Look
Jim holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and Mathematics, and an M.S. in Education (with a focus in Instructional Technology and Media Management, both from Potsdam State College, New York.)
Jim lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife of more than 25 years and their four children. At the end of the day, he firmly trusts that treating people with dignity, love and forgiveness are the keys to health in all aspects of an individual’s life.
NEWS AND NOTES:
• JUL-SEP dues invoices and HRF $100 contribution invoices are now due.
• Service Above Self Nominations due September 1. If you know someone in a non-profit agency that is worthy of the nomination, please forward. The S A S letter and application are now on the RCH website. http://www.hbgrotary.org/images/PDF/SAS-2017.pdf
• SAVE THE DATE:
1. Pancake Breakfast: Date changed to October 21, 2017
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Last meeting 8/7/17 by Mark Stone
President Sam Levine called the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg to order at 12:15 P.M. on a cool and rainy Monday in early August. Doug Pieper led us in prayer followed by the singing of "God Bless America" led by John Hickey. We then greeted one another with an ample amount of handshakes and well wishes.
At 12:21, Glenn Hafer was called upon to introduce guests and visiting Rotarians. John Hickey and Bob Hostetter introduced their guests to the Club and we had a visiting Rotarians from the Lancaster city club, Restin, Virginia and Tacoma, Washington.
Pancake Breakfast update- Andy Rebuck tells us that the annual pancake breakfast has been re-scheduled from Saturday, September 30th to Saturday, October 21st. The event will be held at the John Harris campus of Harrisburg High School. The planning is well underway, so please sign up for one of the many volunteer opportunities for this important event. This event is a staple of our fundraising efforts each year.
President Sam reminded us that the Physicians for Social Responsibility will hold a dinner event at the West Shore County Club on Wednesday, October 11th. Our Club has already filled a table of ten guest and our president is soliciting members who would like to attend this event. Please contact Linda for further details.
Membership committee: President Sam informs us that the Membership Committee is hard at work recruiting potential new members to join our club. He further indicated that the First Year Rotarians committee will be blended into the Membership Committee. Look around and reach out to colleagues, fellow church members, neighbors and co-workers who might be interested in pursuing membership in Rotary.
Program Speaker: Michael L. Hanes, Ph.D., President and CEO of Whitaker Center Productions
Topic: Expedition Chesapeake, A Journey of Discovery
Fellow Rotarian Michael Hanes explained that Whitaker Center Productions was formed in calendar year 2012 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Earlier in calendar year 2008, the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts determined that any science center of merit should be known for a specific scientific event of some stature. After much debate, use of focus groups and outside advocacy groups the subject of water and water issues was selected as the long term focus of the new Whitaker Center Productions. Michael indicates that water and water issues are an economic issue, a national security issue, a woman's issue and a children's issue. Water issues are critical to social justice.
Expedition Chesapeake, A Journey of Discovery is a multi-media educational and entertainment experience that will be anchored by a large screen format film that is designed to educate and inspire people of all ages about the glorious Chesapeake Bay watershed. Some fast fact about the Chesapeake Bay watershed include the fact that it is 64,000 square miles, covers parts of six states to include New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as, Washington, D.C. and runs from the Susquehanna River's headquarters at Cooperstown, New York until emptying into the Atlantic Ocean on Virginia's eastern shore. Additionally the watershed is home to 17 million people and drains five major rivers to include the Susquehanna, Potomac, Rappahannock, York and James Rivers which collectively provide more than ninety percent of the Chesapeake Bay's fresh water.
The educational components include a made-for-television documentary, a hands-on traveling 4D science exhibit and a set of online learning experiences designed to engage students throughout the six states within the watershed. The documentary film will begin filming in Spring of 2018 and again in Fall of that year in an attempt to capture the two distinct seasons (spring and fall) on the Susquehanna River. The film with use a series of twelve short stories to assist the viewer in understanding the importance of issues such as climate change, development, fishing and invasive species, among other topics and how these issues effect water quality and peoples way of life within the watershed. A film release is scheduled for February 2019 with a goal of showings in two hundred theatres and reaching an audience of 5.3 million people. Jeff Corwin is the on screen host and will narrate the film. Michael indicated that the fundraising is underway to raise approximately $2.5 million dollars to underwrite the cost of the film. Additional information can be found at the organizations web site which is: www.expeditionchesapeake.org.
President Sam reminded us that there will be no club meeting on Monday, August 14th. Additionally he reminded us of the showing of the documentary film "DREAM BIG" at Whitaker Center on Wednesday, August 23rd beginning at 6:30 P.M.
He challenged the various club committees to consider a theme or work project idea for the Rotary District Day of Service on April 21st. More information will be forthcoming.
2017-2018 Club Officers