REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT
It has been my honor to have served as your President for the past year! I am so proud to be a Rotarian as are YOU!
This past year has been about service projects, networking and outstanding weekly speakers. Thanks, Czar!
Our service projects have included the highly successful Vision Screening program at Hamilton Health Center, Habitat for Humanity. Blood Drive, YCDT, CARE Court, the restoration of the Victim’s Room in the police station – now called the Family Resource Room – Project Homeless Connect and the Salvation Army Bell Ringing to name a few.
Branding of Rotary has been beefed up with Rotary Belle now permanently in front of City Hall, Rotary displays throughout the lobby of City Hall, sale of Rotarians at Work tee shirts, Follow Me To the Rotary Club of Harrisburg bumper magnets and the addition of Paul Harris Ribbons on our name badges.
Although we did not increase membership by the goal of a NET of 23, we have added 27 new members with young and enthusiastic members. We are the membership leader in District 7390!
Through our Resource Development efforts, we had the best pancake breakfast ever, raised funds for the Haiti water initiative as well as the dental project in the Dominican Republic and had the first ever Kiss A Pig event! The Club Foundation issues an RFP, which resulted in Rotary Gives Back to non profit agencies, ecology awards and scholarships.
Thanks to all members and committee chairs for their leadership! Thanks also to Linda for her support.
I look forward to supporting Betty as she takes the gavel!
Yours in Rotary,
Karen F. Snider
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Report from the President
One of my father's favorite quotes was "the only place SUCCESS comes before WORK is in the dictionary." He probably coined the phrase before Vince Lombardi made it more famous! If my dad were still here, I would tell him that the SUCCESS of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg's year came through the hard WORK of many, many people! By all accounts, 2012/13 was a great SUCCESS.
THANK YOU and KUDOS to the Board of Directors and every single Committee Chair for your commitment and dedication. The outcomes and impacts demonstrated in this report were made possible through your leadership.
Over the course of the past year, we celebrated a wonderful Pancake Breakfast and hugely successful fundraising Auctions AND increased involvement with the Project Homeless Connect. Our club introduced Happy Hours to the fellowship activities. Together, we screened over 300 students for much needed eye glasses; over 400 people were screened for much needed dental care in the Dominican Republic. We launched a new committee for clean water initiatives and revived our service to Habitat for Humanity. And, through our efforts, the Rotary Club of Harrisburg Foundation and Youth Community Development Team cumulatively granted over $40,000 to community groups throughout Harrisburg.
Through it all, some of the small, personal acts of kindness stood out the most to me. You will never know how much the encouragement and support of my fellow Rotarians helped me bounce back after the loss of my father and continue to lead this club to the best of my abilities. Special thanks to Janice Black, my mentor and to Bob Hostetter for solid and stellar programming. Thank you to Bob Saline and all my Presidential predecessors. I will always treasure my year as President of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and remember each and every one of your for the special role you played in making 2012/13 such a success! Thank You!
Yours in Rotary,
Read more: 2012-2013 Report from the President