Our 100th Anniversary Year!
Club Meetings in this era of Pandemic
We had another meeting using Zoom video conferencing. The attendance was really good again! Above is a screen shot of half of the attendees.
This is a nice way to "get together", even when we can't be together!
Just a few Pro Tips on using Zoom:
  • When you are not speaking, please put your microphone on "mute". Simply click the microphone icon on the control panel. If your microphone is on, your video (or name if the camera is off) will take over the meeting and show full screen to the participants. When you want to speak, click on the microphone icon and you're on the air.
  • If you don't want to send video (someone else comes in the room or you need to leave your device) you can stop the video by clicking on the camera icon on the control panel and still see and hear what is happening.
  • If you do send your camera feed (video) look at your background (or use backgrounds available on Zoom - explore the control panel) and pay attention to how your face is displayed on the screen. It's not great to see up the nostrils, just the top half of your face or the top of your head. 
Hang in there, we'll get better at this as we go. Thanks!
Lynn Cairns gave the invocation 
Happy Bucks
There was one Happy Buck which came at the end of the meeting. 
John Kramb was happy to have sold The Historic Fairfield Inn to George and Cindy Keeney.
The club Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30 am via Zoom.  All board meetings are open to the general membership.  See Alex’s email of 5/18 which contains the link if you want to join in the board meeting.
Next meeting of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg will be held Monday, June 8 via Zoom.  The speaker will be Ralph Serpe, President and CEO of the Adams County Community Foundation.  Ralph will be updating club members on disaster relief, the Covid-19 response efforts, and the upcoming Giving Spree plans.
The final meeting of this Rotary year will be held Monday, June 22 via Zoom.  New member John Berndt of the Gettysburg Hotel will give his Classification Talk on Hospitality Management.
Sandra Leathery, chair of the Dictionary Project thanked members who delivered dictionaries to county third grade students.  Over 900 dictionaries were distributed this year.
Zeigler Brothers - Exotic Animal Feed
Mike Hanson introduced speaker, Matt Zeigler, (pictured above), President of Zeigler Brothers, an Adams County-based global corporation established in 1935 with corporate headquarters in Gardners, PA.  They began as a local producer of poultry and livestock feed.  In 1987, they changed their focus to research and development of specialty animal and aquatic diets.
Today Zeigler Brothers has 100 employees and manufactures over 300 products and exports to over 50 countries around the world.  They have two manufacturing facilities in Adams County and partnerships located in Mexico, Ecuador, Egypt, and India.  Zeigler Brothers is active in research on aquatic feed with a one-of-a-kind partnership with Florida Atlantic University in Fort Pierce, Florida.
The company produces aquaculture diets for shrimp and fish, pets, and zoo animals.  Their markets include aquaculture, pet, health and research, and they are a feed mill licensee.
Matt mentioned it would be possible to tour their local manufacturing facility.  This would be a great program related to Rotary’s Vocational Service Lane and a great post-pandemic field trip for the club.
Below is one of the slides from Matt's presentation with Matt pictured to the side during his discussion of this family-owned, and world-wide business.
May 25, 2020
Memorial Day
Jun 08, 2020
Adams County Community Foundation - Disaster Relief and Giving Spree
Jun 22, 2020
Classification Talk
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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