Rotary Roundup for February 27, 2012
Meets Noon Mondays at the Hilton
|February 27, 2012
Speaker: David Black, President and CEO Harrisburg Regional Chamber
Topic: “THE TEMPERATURE OF OUR REGION: The Good New/Bad News of Our Economy
Greeter and Good News Reporter: Steve Feinour
PROGRAM: David E. Black serves as President & CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (HRC/CREDC). Over the past decade HRC/CREDC has developed a solid reputation for talented staff, quality events, member services, legislative advocacy, and initiated projects with over $225M in economic impact, creating and retaining over 11,600 jobs in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties.
In addition to his duties at HRC/CREDC, Black serves on the Boards of Directors of many local organizations including: Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central PA, Hershey Center for Applied Research, Harristown Development Corporation, Hershey-Harrisburg Visitors Bureau, PHC4 and is an appointee of Governor Tom Corbett to the PA Farm Show Commission.
Before joining the HRC/CREDC, Dave served in several key roles for Governor Tom Ridge where he led the development and implementation of several innovative programs including the Keystone Opportunity Zones and the merger of the former Department of Community Affairs (DCA) into the Department of Commerce which created the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
He is native of Clarion County in Northwestern Pennsylvania where he served as a County Commissioner. He was first elected to countywide office at the age of 26. He also served as Vice President of First American Municipals, a public finance firm before joining the Ridge Administration. Dave has a B.A. from Westminster College and did graduate work towards his M.S.A. in Public Administration at Slippery Rock University.
Dave and his wife, Shirley, reside in Cumberland County. They have two grown children, Erin and Jonathan and a grand-dog Bailey.
Below are the Links to sign up sheet for Blood Drive April 2 and the Red Cross Donor info site: http://www.timetosignup.com/ipackman/signupsheet/7485 ---- use this link to sign up to donate blood
• Nominating Committee presents the 2012-14 Slate of Officers and Directors. The vote will be taken at the Annual Meeting on April 23.
President Una Martone
President-elect Jeffrey R. Boswell
Vice President Karen F. Snider
Imm. Past President Robert S. Saline
Secretary John P. Judson, MD
Treasurer William B. Boles
Sergeant-as-Arms Richard Utley
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robin Scaer, Robert D. Hanson Rotary Excellence Award
• 84% have paid the $100 HRF contribution. 42% have paid the Support for the Troops contribution. Please send in your payments today! 41% have paid the RIF contribution.
• Harrisburg Rotary Foundation:
• DISTRICT NEWS:
The February Governors Newsletter is available at:
LAST ROTARY MEETING: 2/13/12
As a result of the amazing effort of all Rotarians and our incredible Pancake Breakfast Committee, we presented a check to Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney in the amount of $20,000 in proceeds from the breakfast to be used to benefit the Harrisburg School District’s homeless children. On behalf of Karen Paris and myself, we say thank you once again!!
The slate of officers and appointees to the Board of Directors was read - Congratulations to ALL!! And how about the love that Dr. Judson has demonstrated in his tireless efforts with Rotary International to eradicate polio?!!
Una Martone spoke of the terrific efforts of the YCDT as it prepares to accept RFPs for a $5,000 grant award. She then had the privilege of presenting the three essay finalists in the Hbg. Rotary’s inaugural contest for ninth-graders to describe their understanding an practice of Rotary’s Four Way Test. Seven young men and women submitted essays and the Rotary judges selected three to read their essays to the Club. At the conclusion of the readings, Una announced the placement of those students. Qadirah Williams placed first with her essay about separation from her twin sister and how one parental decision can have an impact far beyond that which was originally intended. Ajahboo Holmes placed second with her essay about standing up for the truth even when it means ending a friendship. Albert Molina placed third with his essay entitled “How do you mend a broken heart?”
These students showed remarkable courage in sharing their heart-wrenching stories with the Club. It served as a reminder as to how many – like these students and the homeless in the School District – struggle with serious issues every day.
Thank you to the judges and thank you to Christine and John Cavanaugh, Michael Love and Sam Levine for donating the prize money.
Robert S. Saline
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Calendar of Events
- Pancake Breakfast
October 04 (8:00 am)
- Rotary Board Meeting 10:30 AM at the Hilton
October 06 (10:30 am)
- Commissioner John McNally
October 06 (12:00 - noon)
(Weekly Meetings)"ARE WE REALLY BENEFITING FROM OURGROWING GAMING INDUSTRY IN PENNSYLVANIA?"
- Hanson Lunch Meeting at Rotary Office
October 10 (12:00 - noon)
- NO MEETING - Columbus Day
October 13 (12:00 - noon)