2020 - Celebrating our 100th anniversary

Invocation and song
Lynn Cairns gave the invocation
Ron Bailey sang "God Bless America"
President Brad Hoch won $17 and donated it to the Rotary Fund at the Adams County Community Foundation
Happy Bucks
  • President Brad was happy for winning the 50/50
  • Ken Farabuagh, $3, for the three days he spent at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort at the Rotary President Elect training.
  • Sylvan Hershey reminded Rotarians that the annual Lobster Dinner is quickly approaching on Saturday, April 25. Sylvan left information sheets on all tables during the meeting with items that the lobster dinner committee is looking for regarding donations and sponsorships.
  •  The Wednesday evening, April 8 club meeting at Battlefield Brew Works will be a membership recruitment event, please bring a friend to introduce them to other Rotarians and Rotary.
  • Our club is still looking for team members for the annual trivia contest. Our club has won the contest several times and we would like the trophy and bragging rights back. If interested contact John Kramb
  •  Sunday, March 29, noon, Gettysburg Rec Park - Rotary Club of Gettysburg Dodgeball Tournament. This popular event took a hiatus in 2019 but it is ready to return! Teams compete for bragging rights and the opportunity to help their favorite Adams County non-profit. All proceeds (minus room rental costs) benefit an Adams County non-profit chosen by the winning team. This event is attended by a lot of non-Rotarians - come help convince them to join our club! More info at this link
The Rotary Foundation and other funds
John Kramb  (pictured above in an undated photo) gave a detailed explanation of the different funds that Rotarians can donate to as a way of supporting both our local club, our district and Rotary International. The four foundation funds are how we Rotarians pay for our good works in our communities and in the world.
  • The annual fund sits in a bank account for three years.  After the third year, half of the money goes to the World Fund for Peace Scholarships and global grants. The other half is returned to the district in the form of District Designated Funds (DDF, and is used primarily for club projects.  Donations to this fund count towards Paul Harris awards.
  • Donations to the PolioPlus Fund are used to fund Rotary's efforts to eliminate Polio in the world.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation matches our donation 2:1, making your $1.00 donation actually worth $3.00.  Donations to this fund count towards Paul Harris awards.
  • The Benevolent Fund is funded by cash donations, stock, property, and IRA contributions.  It is a permanent fund, and the interest from it is returned to the district for our use.  
  • The newly developed Disaster Relief Fund allows district to apply for once-a-year funding of efforts to relieve disasters, and can be in an amount up to $25,000.  Donations to this fund count towards Paul Harris awards.
The highly accredited rating group of Charity Navigator rates the Rotary Foundation as a top performer. According to Charity Navigator 92% of the money donated to the annual fund comes back for use in projects. You can set up donations on your credit card at My Rotary.  If you have questions, contact Mike Hanson or John Kramb.
News and Announcement
Chair of the Membership Committee, PDG John Kramb, has appointed John Berndt to be his Sub-Chair, in charge of membership engagement.
If John Berndt asks you about your involvement with the club and perhaps encourages your participation in some committees, he is doing his job!
Thanks in advance for helping out!
Special Announcement - Trivia contest
8th Annual Trivia Challenge!
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Register Today!
  • 5pm – Doors open at the Adams County Arts Council (125 S. Washington St. Gettysburg): silent auction, raffles/door prizes, Hors d’oeuvres, music by the Dixie Mix Dixieland Band, beginning bonus question (use your table clues!)
  • 5:20 – 6:30pm – Salad, Dinner and Dessert
(menu and food prepared by Chef Subarna)
  • 6:30pm – Trivia begins! We play 3 rounds of Trivia with our MC, Mark Purdy and our judges: Eric and Betsy Myers; Commissioner Marty Qually
  • 8pm – Trophy awarded to winning team
  • BYOB
• No electronic devices may be used for the beginning bonus question or any of the trivia rounds
• Paper, pencils, and noise makers are available at each table
• The winning team will receive a trophy with an engraved plaque including the team/company name. The trophy is kept and displayed by the winning team for one year.
  • Prizes available! Raffle tickets will be sold: 3/$5. There will also be a silent auction. Checks made payable to ACLC or cash will be accepted.
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GNMP Artist in Residence
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Rotary Youth Leadership Program
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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