Invocation and song
Secretary Alex Hayes called the meeting to order and made the following announcements:
President Brad Hoch's mother passed away Monday morning
Vice President Larry Redding is in the hospital
Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers.
Scott Wehler gave the invocation
Scott Wehler led us in singing "God Bless America"
David Myers  (the luckiest member of the club) won $21 
Happy Bucks
  • Dave Myers is happy his number was drawn for the 50/50 pot.
  • John Kramb donated in honor of his ex-mother-in-law who passed away recently.
  • Doug Newell is happy his granddaughter’s husband Army Second Lieutenant Dillon Shaw is back from a nine-month tour-of-duty in South Korea. 
  • Anna-Mae Kobbe is happy she and Doug were able to attend the District Leadership Dinner Thursday evening in Mechanicsburg.
  • Kib Roulette is happy to be back at the club meeting and donated in celebration of his 89th birthday last month.
  • Lynn Cairns is happy to be back from Florida.
No Monday meeting February 17 in recognition of Presidents’ Day.
Ken Farabaugh announced that former Rotary Exchange Student, Ingrid Sasoncikova is in town and she will be the speaker at the Wednesday 4:30 pm meeting at Battlefield Brew Works.
Club members are also reminded to come to Brew Works at 4:30 Wednesday 2/12 to help label 900 dictionaries as part of the annual dictionary distribution to third graders in Adams County.  Come to help and stay to hear the speaker.
The Dodge Ball Tournament will be held Sunday, March 29 at 12 Noon at Gettysburg Rec Park  There is still time to enter your team.  Funds raised go to the non-profit chosen by the winning team.  For more information go to
The club Lobster Dinner will be held April 25.  Adams Electric Cooperative has committed to be a $1,000 sponsor for the dinnerMembers are asked to secure sponsors for this event and to volunteer.  Club members were emailed detailed information about this important fundraiser.  Check your 1/13 email from Alex Hayes for ways you can support the Lobster Dinner.
Chris Kimple announced an April 15 bus trip to the Pentagon in Washington, DC.  If interested, register immediately by contacting Bob Miller at 717-676-6180.  There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  Participants will gather at the former Bon-Ton Parking Lot at 402 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover from 8 to 8:30 AM and will return to this location between 5:30 and 6:00 PM for dismissal.  No meals are provided on the tour or at the Pentagon; attendees are expected to bring their own food and drink to be eaten on the bus.
Heads Up.  The Trivia Contest is scheduled for 14 April. Details to follow.
Adams County Historical Society
Andrew Dalton, Executive Director of the Adams County Historical Society presented his program, “A Home for Your History”.  The Society, founded in 1940, has origins dating to the 1880’s that includes Adams County’s vital records, church records, wills and estate papers, tax ledgers, deed books, family collections, 100,000+ photographs, and business and organization records.  Some historical artifacts pre-date the civil making it possible to explore over 300 years of local history.
Society headquarters also houses the Battle of Gettysburg Research Center which includes a focus on the role local civilians played before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg.  They have 300 civilian accounts of the time surrounding the war.
With 1 million historical items, the headquarters is a rich resource for researchers, family genealogy buffs, and those interested in learning more about Adams County.  Unfortunately, the Society is lacking adequate space to properly store and display the archived materials.
To address these dire needs, the Society will be launching a $5 million dollar capital campaign to build a new home that will include a reading room with space for educational programs, an exhibit gallery, and an event center.  Currently, there is no climate control or fire protection for these valuable items that will assure they are preserved for future study and enjoyment.  Many items are in storage which limits the ease of sharing them with the public.  $800,000 has been pledged toward the campaign and $2 million is expected to be available from the State of Pennsylvania.
Adam showed slides of some of the interesting items housed at Society headquarters and brought a few items that he passed around for the group to see.  For more information, visit Society headquarters at 368 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg.  Check their website at for hours of operation.
Feb 17, 2020
President's Day
Feb 24, 2020
19th Century Base Ball
Mar 02, 2020
Rotary Travelogue - India
Mar 09, 2020
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Mar 16, 2020
Mar 23, 2020
Digital footprint & cyber-security
Mar 30, 2020
GNMP Artist in Residence
Apr 06, 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