Announcements

Posted by Anna-Mae Kobbe on Aug 02, 2021
 
*Chris Kimple, International Chair announced she is accepting nominations for the club-sponsored  Dwight D. Eisenhower Humanitarian Award.  Nominations are due September 8.  Contact Chris at cjaj1984@hotmail.com if you have questions.
 
*Chris also announced the club has been awarded a Rotary Foundation matching District Grant of $2,500  The funds will provide computers and other supplies to be used by residents of Mercy House, the recently opened abuse recovery center located in Gettysburg.
 
*Chris Glatfelter, Community Service Chair is seeking a team of Rotary club members who are available to volunteer for a service project during the September 25 United Way Day of Giving.  Contact Chris at ceglatfelter@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.
 
*Larry Redding announced World Polio Day will be celebrated on October 24.
 
 
Announcements Anna-Mae Kobbe 2021-08-02 04:00:00Z 0

Dictionary Distribution

Posted by Alex Hayes on Mar 15, 2021
Every year, the Rotary Club of Gettysburg donates dictionaries to third-grade students in Gettysburg area schools. This year was somewhat lackluster because of the COVID pandemic. Most schools received them by Rotarians dropping off boxes of dictionaries at the school offices.
Since our own Christy Miller is the Executive Director at Vida Charter School, in Gettysburg, she was able to distribute the dictionaries in person to the third-graders in that school.
It's nice to see those smiling, happy faces of the kids who received their Spanish/English dictionaries.
 
Dictionary Distribution Alex Hayes 2021-03-15 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Gettysburg names September students of the month

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg, New Oxford-Conewago Valley chapter, monthly recognizes high school seniors from New Oxford and Bermudian Springs high schools based on academic achievement, school leadership, extra-curricular involvement, community service and character. The students recognized in September are LaDamien Williams from New Oxford High School and Rebecca Durbin from Bermudian Springs High School.
Rotary Club of Gettysburg names September students of the month Lynn Murphy 2020-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gettysburg accepting nominations for humanitarian award Chris Kimple 2020-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Scholarship announcement

Ashley Andyshak-Hayes, joined us to announce that the Scholarship Committee had awarded a scholarship to Elizabeth Heidecker last year, but since she was chosen to spend a year abroad, after her graduation from high school, they were now awarding her the scholarship this year. The amount will be determined by the committee based on the number of recipients chosen this year.
Elizabeth told us that she plans to attend Elon University, in North Carolina, if they are open for classes in the fall. If not, she may attend HACC for a semester or more.
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Elizabeth Heidecker - Outbound Exchange Student

Elizabeth Heidecker (pictured above, from her trip to Alsace, France) has returned a bit early from her Rotary exchange in Brussels, Belgium.
She joined us in our Zoom meeting and told us about her experiences while she studied there. She also told us a bit about the various governments and languages found there. She also spoke of her various host families and how they were supportive of her while she stayed there.
She also said how she learned to use the public transportation and how she matured greatly while she was there. 
Elizabeth thanked the club for sending her on this life-changing journey. We will have her present a full program sometime in July or August.
Elizabeth Heidecker - Outbound Exchange Student 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
2020 Community Fund Grant applications available Peter Lagerberg 2020-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gettysburg to host 2020 Lobster Dinner Alex Hayes 2020-03-05 05:00:00Z 0

September 2019 Students of the Month

Posted by Lynn Murphy on Oct 08, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Gettysburg, which is now the parent club of the former New Oxford-Conewago Valley Rotary Club, monthly recognizes high school seniors from New Oxford and Bermudian Springs High Schools based on academic achievement, school leadership, extra-curricular involvement, community service and character.  The students recognized in September are Jason Lookenbill from New Oxford High School and Emily Swartz from Bermudian Springs High School.
September 2019 Students of the Month Lynn Murphy 2019-10-08 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Zone 24-32

Posted by Eric Gladhill on Sep 23, 2019
Club member John Kramb recently attended the 2019 Rotary Zone 24-32 Institute in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  The institute is structured to train current district leaders, future district leaders, and aspiring leaders in the workings  and expectations of Rotary.  It also devotes a large amount of time to motivate Rotarians to consider new models of being a Rotarian, and of running a Rotary club.
"Rotary is moving away from the model of meetings which consist of meals and speeches, and focusing more on service in our community and in the world," stated Kramb.  "There is continuing emphasis on organizing club meetings in order to engage young professionals in Rotary, and in making available more leadership opportunities for women and young people."
Zone 24-32 encompasses the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and New York, New Jersey, the New England States, Canada, Alaska, Bermuda, and parts of Michigan.
 
Rotary Zone 24-32 Eric Gladhill 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0

Project Gettysburg- Leon grant

Posted by Shannon Harvey on Sep 23, 2019
 
Pictured above are Francisco Diaz, Greg Bowles and Karl Mattson, standing in front of President Brad.
 
Today we had a check presentation to Project Gettysburg Leon and the Talolinga Water Project. The Gettysburg Rotary Club donated $500 and an anonymous Gettysburg Rotarian donated an additional $500 resulting in a $1,000 donation.  Lynn Cairns introduced Karl Mattson, retired chaplain at Gettysburg College and founding director of the Center for Public Service and the Sister City relationship with Project Gettysburg Leon (PGL).
 
PGL is working together with the rural community of Talolinga in the region of Leon to build a system of clean water for the current population of over 350 people.  Currently the community has to rely on water sources that are questionable in quantity and quality, and often people have to haul water from those sources. Our donation, along with PGL funding, will be used to purchase the needed materials.  The community in turn will contribute the labor needed for the project. 
 
 
 
 
Project Gettysburg- Leon grant Shannon Harvey 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary accepting nominations for Eisenhower Award Chris Kimple 2019-08-24 04:00:00Z 0

Special show next week!

At next Monday’s meeting- students from the Gettysburg Community Theatre, Lion King Day Camp will entertain us during our meal before our regularly scheduled program.
 
Special show next week! Larry Redding 2019-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gettysburg awards $8,000 in scholarships Ashley Andyshak Hayes 2019-05-13 04:00:00Z 0

Abigail Blaney wins essay contest

Posted by Shannon Harvey
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From the 28 essays submitted, using the new writing prompt “How does the Rotary Four-Way Test help you confront the fear of failure?” Abigail Blaney a sophomore at Gettysburg Area High School was selected the winner.
Abigail Blaney wins essay contest Shannon Harvey 2019-05-13 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary cleans Route 30

Posted by Scott Wehler on Apr 13, 2019
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg cleaned up litter along a two mile section of Rt 30 on Saturday, April 13.  The club has been cleaning this section of roadway for over 20 years with two cleanup events held each year.  Joining the Rotarians this time was Gettysburg College Senior Edith Tea.  Edith is a native of the Ivory Coast and has been selected by the District for a two year District Global Grants Scholarship.  She will be doing graduate work in environmental issues in the Netherlands.
Rotary cleans Route 30 Scott Wehler 2019-04-13 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gettysburg Community Grants available Sandi Leathery 2019-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Scholarship applications available Ashley Andyshak Hayes 2019-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Gettysburg Rotarian appears on WITF 'Smart Talk' Alex Hayes 2019-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gettysburg Board Meeting Dec. 19, 2018 Alex Hayes 2018-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gettysburg Board Meeting Nov. 28, 2018 Alex Hayes 2018-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary beautifies Route 30 Scott Wehler 2018-09-22 04:00:00Z 0
A Rotary Oktoberfest to benefit benevolent fund in memory of Jack Phillips Alex Hayes 2018-08-25 04:00:00Z 0

Nominations being accepted for Dwight D. Eisenhower Humanitarian Award

Posted by Chris Kimple on Jul 31, 2018
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The Eisenhower Award is in recognition of an individual’s outstanding humanitarian service and positive influence in one or more of the following areas: public / civic service, peace, and world understanding that have contributed to the betterment of humanity locally or globally.  The nominee must be an individual rather than a group or organization and must be alive at the time of nomination.  Preferably, the nominee will be from Adams County though not necessarily living in Adams County currently.  If the nominee is not from Adams County or currently living in Adams County their achievement must have had a major affect on Adams County.  The nominee’s achievement can be local or global.  It can represent a life’s work or a onetime occurrence
Nominations being accepted for Dwight D. Eisenhower Humanitarian Award Chris Kimple 2018-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary packs meals for Ruth's Harvest Scott Wehler 2018-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gettysburg to host Pedals for Progress Collection Alex Hayes 2018-04-18 04:00:00Z 0

Lobster Dinner to Benefit Community Fund

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The Rotary Club of Gettysburg invites the community to the Gettysburg Fire Hall for its third annual lobster dinner.
The dinner will be held Saturday, May 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gettysburg Fire Hall.  
All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Rotary Club of Gettysburg Community Fund, which supports numerous local organizations.
Lobster Dinner to Benefit Community Fund Alex Hayes 2018-04-18 04:00:00Z 0