Opening of Meeting
The meeting was opened with an invocation led by Peter Lagerberg and then, President Larry led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-Way Test.
After enjoying our meal and conversation, Doug Newell reported attendance of 21 Rotarians in person, 7 joining on Zoom, and we had two guests, other than our speaker: Nora Johnson, from Sanibel Island, Florida, granddaughter of Bill Braun, Lina Ma, friend of Ken Farabaugh
Linda Ryan, our guest from Misson of Mercy won $15.00.
Happy Bucks
  • Doug Newell gave $7 in honor of his wedding anniversary - one for each of the wonderful years that he's been married to his lovely wife, Anna-Mae Kobbe 
  • Anna-Mae, not wanting to seem indifferent about the anniversary, gave $2 happy bucks of her own. She clarified that the lesser amount had nothing to do with her happiness, but that was what she found in her purse.
  • Diane Hiller gave a buck because she was happy to be there in person.
  • Alex Hayes told us that our bills were sent out last week and, added that we could contact him with any questions in that regard. He also reminded us that our meals will be billed (according to the actual member of meals eaten) at the end of this quarter.
  • Chris Glatfelter told us of a service opportunity with the United Way Day of Caring. Please contact Chris at if you are interested. Also see email from Alex Hayes on this subject.
  • Anna-Mae Kobbe announced that there will be a Rotary meeting this Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Mela Kitchen at 4:30 pm
  • President Larry announced that the New Oxford club will resume in-person meetings Tuesdays at 7:00 am at Rosie's Restaurant in New Oxford. He also announced that our club holiday party will be in the evening (no lunch meeting that day) Monday, December 6, 2021 at The Battlefield Bed and Breakfast 
  • Chris Kimple reminded us that the nominations for the Dwight David Eisenhower Humanitarian Award, are due September 8, 2021.
Paul Harris Fellowship Awarded
Foundation Chair, Anna-Mae Kobbe, called forward, Diane Hiller, to receive her Paul Harris - Plus 3 pin, with three sapphires, in recognition of her donations to The Rotary Foundation amounting to a cumulative $4,000.00
Mission of Mercy
Linda Ryan, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy, is shown above with V.P. Peter Lagerberg
Peter Lagerberg introduced our speaker, Linda Ryan with many accolades for the organization that she leads.
Linda came to the podium and started her talk by thanking us for our contributions that helps Mission of Mercy to restore dignity and "healing through love" by providing free healthcare. Misson of Mercy was founded by a pharmacist in Arizona who felt that God told her to form an organization to help patients who couldn't afford healthcare. She met Dr. Michael Sullivan and they moved to Emittsburg, Maryland, and got a mobile unit to provide free healthcare to the "working poor." They started by going to the rural towns of Brunswick and Thurmont.
Later, they set up clinics in churches as they teamed with the local churches to provide healthcare and spiritual health. This is the standard operating procedure that they been using for 27 years. They have two big mobile offices, which resemble high-quality camper-bus recreational vehicles. One of these mobile units houses three doctor's offices and a pharmacy. The other is a mobile dental clinic that has three chairs.
They accept no government funding because it is costly to qualify for those types of programs. The organization pays for the malpractice insurance for all of their medical volunteers. Mission of Mercy also relies on non-licensed volunteers to help with registration, etc. There are four ways in which to get involved with Mission of Mercy:
1. Take a tour of their mobile units. They set up clinics at the Foursquare Church in Gettysburg 
2. Help to market the Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree.
3. Market the showing of their documentary to be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Foursquare Church in Gettysburg.
4. Attend and/or donate to the gala event, to be held on September 17, 2021.
Jul 26, 2021
Mission of Mercy
Aug 02, 2021
Destination Gettysburg
Aug 09, 2021
WWII Burials at the National Cemetary
Aug 16, 2021
Aug 23, 2021
Monterey Pass
Aug 30, 2021
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The Rotary Club of Gettysburg meets Mondays at 12 noon via Zoom and 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Rosie's Restaurant in New Oxford.