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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
 

Welcome to Lancaster South Rotary

Welcome to our Club!

Lancaster-South

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Oak Leaf Manor
2101 Wabank Rd
Millersville, PA  17551
United States
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 Wednesday mornings at 7:30

 
Lancaster South Rotary News
 
 
 
 
President Dale Hamby presents a $1,000 check to Mark Cunningham, Executive Director of COBYS Family Services. COBYS is a Christian family service agency that provides foster care and adoption services; counseling for adults, children and families; and family life education.

COBYS plans to use the donation from Rotary Club of Lancaster South to expand its library of resources for foster children and for the families who care for these children. Caseworkers will use these books and other materials to help foster children process their experiences and to help equip foster/adoptive parents to understand and address their children's special needs.

COBYS receives funding from public and private sources. Considering state budget issues the past few years, adequate funding is not assured, and reduced public funding almost assuredly is. If you would like to help with a monetary donation, please make your check payable to COBYS Family Services, and send to 1417 Oregon Rd, Leola PA 17540. Or you can give online at cobys.org<http://cobys.org>.
Lancaster South Rotary's funnel cake stand at the Lampeter Fair benefits the social programs conducted by the YMCA. The Y is not just a gym, but operates many programs that benefit the community including summer camp programs for kids, CaRE(a rehabilitative exercise program for cancer patients), health and wellness programs, youth sports and fitness programs and adult sports and recreation programs, just to name a few. 
 
Here Rip Lawhead, chairman of the Magic Show program, presents a check in the amount of $2750 to Corey Swords from the YMCA as President Dale Hamby looks on.
Lancaster South Rotary inducted new member Rob Dangler on 26 July 2017. Rob is assistant superintendent of the Solanco School District rounding out representation for all three school districts supported by our Club. From left to right is Dick Kramer, Rob Dangler, and Bonnie Bowman, Rob's sponsor. Congratulations Rob, and welcome aboard!
 
Rotary Club of Lancaster South members are helping the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership(LHOP) to renovate a house at 506 Poplar St. LHOP's mission is to create affordable housing and make neighborhoods a great place to live. If you would like to help out or donate funds to realize this cause, contact Ray D'Agostino at rdagostino@lhop.org. Check out more photos at our Rotary Facebook page.
 
 
 
On 1 February 2017 Rotary Club of Lancaster South is proud to announce that it has inducted 3 new members. From left to right is Dick Kramer(podium), Charity Welch with sponsor Chuck Sawicki, Lori Dierolf with sponsor Bonnie Bowman, and sponsor Bill Rouse with Mark Pedersen. Congratulations to all and welcome to our Club!
 
Each year Rotary Club of Lancaster South partners with the YMCA to present our annual Comedy and Magic Show. This year President Joe Revelt is proud to present a check to Cody Swords from the YMCA in the amount of $2500. If you have ever only thought of the YMCA as a place to go to get a good workout, check out this link, http://tinyurl.com/jlnuuma, for a list of the many community programs that they operate. The good works they do for the community cannot be understated. Many thanks to the YMCA for their support.
 
Left to right - Magic Show Chair Rip Lawhead, President Joe Revelt, Cody Swords.
 
Rotary Club of Lancaster South inducts new member Donna Perkins(second from left) at a ceremony on 26 October 2016. Welcome Donna!
 
New member, John Shoff, center, is inducted into the Club. Welcome John!!
 
On July 6, 2016 Rotary Club of Lancaster South installed incoming officers for the 2016-2017 Rotary year. From left to right are Master of Ceremonies, Dick Kramer, vice president Lixin Ji, president elect Dale Hamby, new president Joe Revelt, and outgoing president Martha MacAdam. Congratulations to all! 
Rotary Club of Lancaster South has partnered with The Dolly Parton Imagination Library to bring free books each month to kids from birth to 5 years old, who live in the Willow Street area. Don't miss the sign up at Darrenkamp's Market in Willow Street on Saturday, November 7. Dolly Parton started her free book program for kids in East Tennessee in 1995, and it became so popular that in the year 2000 she decided to make it available to any community, that was willing to partner with her. So come out to Darrenkamp's Market on November 7, and take part in a program that has so far benefited over 914,000 kids in the USA, Canada and the U.K. Our Rotarians are ready to help!
 
At the general membership meeting on June 24, 2015, Lancaster South Rotary installed its new officers for the 2015-2016 year. Having won the vote of the membership in a poll conducted for that purpose, outgoing president, Ray D'Agostino was honored with the Rotarian of the Year award. The award was well earned as Ray demonstrated outstanding leadership while overseeing a move to Oak Leaf Manor, the Club's third home in three years. Our incoming president is Martha MacAdam, and continuing in their posts will be Bob Wintsch, Treasurer, P J Roberts, Secretary, Cy Fritz, Seargeant at Arms, and Dan Hess, Foundation Chair. 
 

Paparazzi have captured an image of the anti technology activist, Dick Kramer, flashing a dumb phone. While admittedly not all that high tech, this development is a total contradiction of his past views. When asked about this conundrum, Dick responded that since he read a news article about ten years ago that the Amish were now using cell phones, he felt comfortable not being on the cutting edge of mainstream society. Reportedly, his supporters were disappointed at this repudiation of a lifestyle they have come to emulate. What's next in Dick's future? A combination fax machine/scanner? A smart phone? Only time will tell. Keep checking back for more developments.

President Ray D'Agostino presents a check in the amount of $725.00 to Rebecca Doumaux of Junior Achievement of Central PA to be used for programs at Penn Manor High School. 
 
Lancaster South Rotary Club President Ray D'Agostino presented a check for $500 from Lancaster South Rotary to Jeannine Strom Boyer, Lancaster County Program Director from Bridge of Hope. Bridge of Hope's mission is to "To assist single mothers, with dependent children, experiencing homelessness to secure permanent housing, stability and access to resources in their community through relationships with professional staff and mentoring friendships from local congregations".
 

The August 6, 2014 meeting for Lancaster South Rotary was hosted by Oak Leaf Manor, where we learned more about their efforts to help  create a community for WWII Veterans. Lynette Trout, President of Oak Leaf Manor, was the speaker and also shared the other community outreach programs in which they are engaged. Oak Leaf Manor is running a Veterans bus to Washington DC primarily for those vets who have not yet seen their memorial. But they are inviting any vet who wants to go to contact them. Please see the details below, and if you know of any veterans who have not yet seen the memorial, please pass this on to them. 

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On December 4, 2013 at 6 PM, Rotary Club of Lancaster South is holding its annual Christmas Party and Auction at Meadia Heights Country Club. This year will also mark the 25th anniversary celebration of the founding of our club. We are also looking for auction items, which can be anything from products to services. We have had everything imaginable donated from gift certificates to a golf outing for 3 and an Avalon beach house trip. The proceeds support the programs of the YMCA, scholarships for Penn Manor, Lampeter Strasburg, and Solanco High School students, our foreign exchange student program, and other worthy causes. If you would like to join us or donate an auction item, please RSVP to Hadley Brown at (717) 464-3371 or email him at brownh1@nationwide.com. 

 

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A team of 25 students and 5 chaperones are heading to the Dominican Republic to teach in the school in Monte Cristo. Many of the children are orphans. You can help support this effort just by eating at Chick-Fil-A on Monday, Nov 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. 15% of your check will go to the Interact Club. Just print and use the coupons below.

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On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Lancaster South Rotary held its induction of officers and presented the Rotarian of the Year Award to Gabrielle Amodeo, who guided the club to a permanent home at Boehms Church. The 2012 -2013 Rotary year was a challenge for Gabrielle with Willow Valley announcing on short notice that they were demolishing the building in which we met, scrambling to find a new facility, and all the while holding together the various community programs like the Magic Show and Funnel Cake stand that provide the funds for our charitable activities. Thank you and congratulations on a job well done!

We also inducted our new Club President, Kathy Spence, who did a superb job as speaker chair this year. The Board wishes to thank all who contributed their time, energy and resources to help make our Club successful. 

Outgoing President and Rotarian of the Year, Gabrielle Amodeo with Dick Kramer

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Speakers
NO MEETING
Sep 27, 2017
Mark Pedersen
Oct 04, 2017
How to Get in Shape and Lose Weight
Todd Captiao, Bob Thomas
Oct 11, 2017
How to Rebuild Your Credit Through Tabor Financial Services
Dr. Vilas Prabhu
Oct 18, 2017
Shared Values
Rob Dangler
Oct 25, 2017
Classification Speech
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter Roster
September 20, 2017
Shaub, Pete
 
September 27, 2017
Felpel, David
 
October 4, 2017
Rouse, Bill
 
October 11, 2017
Lawhead, Rip
 
October 18, 2017
Appel, Andrew
 
October 25, 2017 OPEN
 
November 1, 2017
Bachman, Ramona
 
November 8, 2017
MacAdam, Martha
 
November 15, 2017
Benner, Jr., Bill
 
November 22, 2017 OPEN
 
December 6, 2017 NO MEETING
 
December 27, 2017 NO MEEtING
 
 
Lancaster South Charitable Giving
The members of the Rotary Club of Lancaster South support local charities and causes through a program of periodic giving. Members nominate charities or causes at the weekly meeting and give a synopsis of why the cause is important to them. The charity or cause is supported solely by the members giving an extra donation at the door above the cost of breakfast. So far the Club has been able to donate an extra $500 per month on average. The past recipients are listed below.
Cleft Palate Clinic of Lancaster
Korean War Veterans Association
First Response Team of America
Water Street Ministries
Children Deserve a Chance
Impact Missions
Transitional Living Center
Santa's Helpers
Lancaster Day Care
North Star Initiative
Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
Boy Scouts - PA Dutch Council
Shelter Box
Clare House
House of His Creation
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road." - Henry Ward Beecher
 

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