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Oak Leaf Manor
2101 Wabank Rd
Millersville PA 17551
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Lancaster South Rotary News

Molly Patches, a senior at Lampeter-Strasburg High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for February, 2021.  She was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Dr. Ben Feeney, Principal of Lampeter-Strasburg High School.

Molly is the daughter of Edward Patches of Strasburg.                   

Molly has consistently received honor roll recognition (including Distinguished Honor Roll achievement) and is a member of the National Honor Society.  Molly is also a member of the girls’ lacrosse team and in 2019 was named the offensive most valuable player for the junior varsity team.  

In the community, Molly is a member of the youth group at her church and attended Leadership Training Camp.  

In her spare time, Molly enjoys playing the piano, chess and spending time with her family and friends.

Next year, Molly will attend Millersville University where she plans to study Government and Political Affairs.    

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Nicholas (Nick) Smucker, a senior at Lampeter-Strasburg High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for February, 2021.  He was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Dr. Ben Feeney, Principal of Lampeter-Strasburg High School.

Nick is the son Lloyd and Cindy Smucker of Lancaster.                  

Nick has consistently received honor roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society where he serves as an officer.  Nick also serves as Treasurer of the senior class.  He is a member of the Model United Nations Club, the Ski and Snowboard Club and is a High School Hero mentor.  Nick is a member of the Marching and Jazz bands where he plays drums and was selected this year for the PMEA District 7 Band and Orchestra.

In the community, Nick is a drummer for his church band, and works part-time at Willow Valley Retirement Communities.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys drumming, bicycling, collecting albums and records and spending time with his family and friends.

Next year, Nick will attend Belmont University to study music and business.  Nick hopes to bicycle around the world and tour in a band someday.  

Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.

Lancaster South Rotary Club Honors Students of the Month for December
 
Sebastian Bookmiller, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for December, 2020.  He was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Baron Jones, Principal of Penn Manor High School.
Sebastian is the son of Robert and Kirsten Bookmiller of Millersville.                  
 
Sebastian has consistently received honor roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He is also a member of the Model UN, Mock Trial team, and is a Student Ambassador.  Sebastian represented Penn Manor High School at the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS).  He is a member of the Orchestra where he plays violin, and the varsity soccer team.  Sebastian was selected as a 2020 Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1 Academic All-Star.
In the community, Sebastian participates in the Attollo Prep. program and coaches soccer for Legacy Futures.  
In his spare time, Sebastian enjoys traveling, playing video games and spending time with his family and friends.
Next year, Sebastian plans to attend the University of Pittsburg to study political science and economics.  
 
Zachary Schaeffer, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for December, 2020.  He was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Baron Jones, Principal of Penn Manor High School.
Zachary is the son of Richard and Melissa Schaeffer of Washington Boro.                   
 
Zachary has consistently received honor roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He has been a member of Manor Singers during his junior and senior years and has participated in Chorus for four years.  During his sophomore and junior years, Zachary was the assistant section leader for the tenor section for Manor Singers and Chorus; during his senior year, he was the section leader for the bass section of Chorus.  He also performed in the production of The Wizard of Oz during his junior year.  Zachary was a member of the football team as a freshman and sophomore and was a member of the golf team as a senior.  He has been a four year member of the Civil War Club.  
In the community, Zachary volunteers for different organizations, including the Lancaster County Project for the Needy.    
In his spare time, Zachary enjoys reading, singing, sports and spending time with his family and friends.
Next year, Zachary plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a degree in secondary education.  His goal is to become a secondary social studies teacher.    
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.
Lancaster South Rotary named 2 Students of the Month from Solanco High School.
Ryan Eller, a junior at Solanco High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for January, 2021.  He was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Scott Long, Principal of Solanco High School.
Ryan is the son of William and Carol Eller of Kirkwood and Donna Eller of Kirkwood.                  
 
Ryan has received honor roll recognition.   He is a member of Link Crew and a Renaissance Program gold card recipient.  In the community, Ryan enjoys helping-out with church activities.  
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Ryan’s future plans include attending a trade school following graduation from high school.  
 
Kendal Janssen, a junior at Solanco High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for January, 2021.  She was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Scott Long, Principal of Solanco High School.
Kendal is the daughter of Mike and Dawn Janssen of Quarryville.                
 
Kendal has consistently received honor roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She is a member of Link Crew and participates in the school’s Renaissance Program.  Kendal is a member of the varsity soccer, basketball and softball teams.  She also participates in travel soccer and softball.  Kendal has received recognition as a Solanco Student of the Month, and was selected as Fair Queen runner-up at the Elizabethtown Fair.
In her spare time, Kendal enjoys sports and spending time with her family and friends.
Kendal’s future plans include attending college to study nursing, and ultimately, becoming a nurse.
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.
On Saturday, December 19 five Rotarians from Lancaster South Rotary Club met at a storage facility near Millersville to move office supplies and equipment for the local affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  Rotarian Dave Cope of Classic Lancaster Cabinetry in Willow Street generously provided his large box truck to make the move. Lancaster South President John Bomberger coordinated the Service Project with Lancaster NAMI board member Donald Grabowski, who is also President of the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown. Of special note, the President of the local NAMI affiliate Vivian Spiese (back row left) shared her respect and appreciation for Rotary and mentioned that her father was a member of the Columbia and Mt. Joy Rotary Club for many years before his passing.
Lancaster South Rotary Club created 50 gift bags of assorted items (tissues, toothbrush, toothpaste, chapstick, comb, lotion, hand sanitizer, orange, apple, chocolates, whole wheat chips) for the residents at Oak Leaf Manor South Personal Care facility, and delivered them on Tuesday December 22, just in time for Christmas. A gift box of assorted candies, cookies, pretzels, etc. was given to the staff. Special thanks to PJ Roberts, club secretary and Dan Hess, club vice-president for helping to assemble the gift bags and to Oak Leaf staff for distributing the bags to the residents. Lancaster South is looking forward to the day we can return to the facility for in-person meetings. Currently the club is meeting via Zoom.
Lancaster South Rotary has selected 2 students as Student of the Month for November, both from Lampeter Strasburg High School. Congratulations to Colin McDonald and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Deardorff! For a video presentation and interview with both students click here: https://youtu.be/adz0f8JyGOM
 
 
Our club provided a total of $3,000 in college scholarships this year - $1,000 to three high school seniors who graduated in the Spring and are attending college this Fall - a Lampeter-Strasburg graduate attending the University of Pittsburgh, a Penn Manor graduate attending the University of Alabama and a Solanco graduate attending Hood College. The $1,000 was sent directly to each respective college/university in the student's name.  
Join us on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 AM for our Club meetings. Please contact PJ at pjwrench@gmail.com or John at jllkbom@verizon.net for more information and a link to the meeting.
In July Rotary Club of Lancaster South held their summer Food Bank Drive to support the Solanco Neighborhood Ministries’ Food Bank. Since the Rotary Club has been meeting by Zoom since March, it was suggested by the Board of Directors that the money normally spent for meals would be contributed to our Food Bank Drive. One thousand eight hundred and forty dollars ($1,840.00) was collected by the Club and was delivered to the Food Bank. Thanks to our Rotarians for stepping up to the challenge to alleviate food insecurity in our area.
This morning Lancaster South Rotary member, Scott Frick, was presented with a plus six Paul Harris award. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation, meaning that Scott has earned this award six times over. From left to right, Scott Frick, Dan Hess, presenter, and Charity Welch, president. Congratulations Scott! 
Rotary Club of Lancaster South inducted Jim Frederick into the Club at the meeting on 19 September. Jim is the owner of Frederick Consulting Group, LLC, and a senior fellow at the Social Enterprise Institute at Elizabethtown College. From left to right - presenter Dick Kramer, inductee Jim Frederick, and sponsor Bob Wintsch. Welcome Jim!!
Rotary Club of Lancaster South is proud to announce the induction of two new members. From Left to right is Dick Kramer, presenter; Wayne Murray, with sponsor, Ray D'Agostino; Chuck Sawicki, co sponsor, Ann Taylor, new member and Bonnie Bowman, co sponsor. Welcome to the Club!
Rotary Club of Lancaster South swore in new officers for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year. From left to right are Dick Kramer, presenter;Charity Welch, incoming president; Rob Dangler, president elect; John Bomberger, vice president; Dale Hamby, outgoing president. Congratulations to all!
Watch Diane Dayton's interview with past president and current assistant district governor, Charity Welch.
 
 
 
In case you missed it, the Club met for a mixer to view and get a history of the antique car collection owned by Cal High. Not only did Cal have a great collection of antique cars in his museum, but also an incredible collection of antique toys, painstakingly made by hand by local and out of the area craftsmen. Great food and entertainment. Thanks to John Bomberger for making this event possible. All who attended had a great time. 
 
On October 18, 2017 Rotary Club of Lancaster South inducted Tere Villbrandt. From left to right, Dick Kramer, presenter, Tere Villbrandt, and Bonnie Bowman, sponsor. Congratulations Tere, and welcome to the Club!
 
 
 
 
President Dale Hamby (2017-2018) 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.
 
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