Our 100th Anniversary Year!
Alex Hayes gave the invocation 
Brad Hoch presided over the final meeting of his presidency.  Club members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Rotary 4-Way Test.
  • Great News-----We will launch the new Rotary year with weekly in-person meetings.   No meeting July 6th due to the Fourth of July holiday weekend.  The first in-person club meeting will be held Monday, July 13 at 12 Noon at the Gettysburg Hotel.  The hotel is open and is safely welcoming groups.
  • We expect to offer the option of participating via Zoom (for the month of July) if you are not currently comfortable attending in person.  Watch your email for complete details about the July 13 meeting.
  • New Meal Cost-----A new contract has been signed with the Gettysburg Hotel for the 2020-21 Rotary year.  The new meal price is $15.00.
  • The Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 a.m.  Follow email updates for meeting logistics (Zoom or in-person meeting).
  • The club has received a $2,500 District matching grant to be used for the Seminary Ridge project completed this summer.
Classification Talk
New member John Berndt, General Manager of the Gettysburg Hotel, (pictured above) presented highlights about the hotel and his personal journey in his classification of hospitality management that brought him to Gettysburg.  John was born in Upstate New York but grew up on the Upper West Side of New York City.  He graduated from high school in Philadelphia and from Cornell University in Hospitality Management.  John has four daughters and five grandchildren.  When the entire family is together there are 21 of them.
The hotel, established in 1797, survived the Civil War and was the temporary White House for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Years later it survived a fire that left it vacant for 10 years. Today it is a showpiece on Lincoln Square.  Planned renovations were put on hold when the pandemic hit.  After being closed for 12 weeks due to the virus, the hotel is open and booking groups for meetings and weddings.  This fall the hotel will house Gettysburg College students as the college makes provisions for social distancing in student housing.
John’s career has allowed him to manage hotel properties throughout the world.  He first joined Rotary in 1995 in Seoul South Korea and has continued to be an active Rotarian as his career took him to some of the most interesting travel destinations.
In addition to working in Seoul, John has worked in Canandaigua and Rochester, New York; Waikiki, Hawaii, Bali, Indonesia; and San Francisco, California.  In each of these cities, John was active in Rotary.  He described Rotary service projects, membership recruitment efforts, and fellowship projects that he has been involved with during his 25-year Rotary tenure.
Because of his Rotary experience with member recruitment, John was a great selection to be Club Membership Chair this year.   He is eager to increase club attendance and recruit new members. 
Induction of officers
Brad Hoch, outgoing club president, installed Ken Farabaugh as club President and the following members to the Board of Directors:
President:  Ken Farabaugh
President-Elect:  Larry Redding
Past President:  Brad Hoch
Vice-President:  Mike Hanson
Secretary:  Alex Hayes
Treasurer:  Tony Spangler
Club Service:  Doug Newell
Community Service:  Brad Lancaster
International Service:  Chris Kimple
Vocational Service:  Dan Trimmer
Philanthropy:  Peter Lagerberg
Public Relations:  Alex Hayes
Foundation:  Anna-Mae Kobbe
Membership:  John Berndt
Brad acknowledged outgoing board members Bill Braun, Past President and John Kramb, Membership Chair for their service this year.
Ken Farabaugh thanked the club for the book donated in memory of Connie and for all the support he has received in the last few weeks.
Jul 20, 2020
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The Rotary Club of Gettysburg meets Mondays at 12 noon at the Gettysburg Hotel - One Lincoln Square, Gettysburg PA 17325
We also meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 4:30 pm at Battlefield Brew Works - 248 Hunterstown Road, Gettysburg PA 17325