Happenings in York PA
David Miller, Miller Plant Farm, Rotary Club of York, PA, Meeting 7/24/2024
 
HYBRID MEETING - CCY & Virtual Meeting on Zoom
 
VIRTUAL REGISTRATION:  To attend the VIRTUAL meeting on ZOOM for 07/24, please register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdOCqrz0qHdGa8V3Lst2btSkAOHC6WEXZ
 
David Miller, a fourth generation farmer and the president of Miller Plant Farm, Inc., tells us about Miller Plant Farm’s diversified business with a garden center; growing vegetable transplants for commercial vegetable growers; and their 50 acre vegetable farm and 600 member CSA.
 
The original 29 acres was purchased on April 1, 1912 by his great grandfather, Howard Miller. Today Miller Plant Farm owns about 240 acres and, in 2023, preserved 140 acres with the Farm and Natural Lands Trust of York County. Miller Plant Farm is believed to be the last working farm in Spring Garden Township. His son Dustyn and his nephew Steve, represent the 5th generation. 
 
LUNCH TO INCLUDE: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Fresh Fruit, Salad, Rolls, Beverages, and a Choice of Desserts
 
TIME - In Person at CCY
11:30am  Arrival and fellowship, Lunch
12:15pm  President Courtney will begin meeting
1:15pm    Meeting adjourned
 
TIME - "Virtual" Audience on ZOOM:
11:45am  Log in and fellowship/networking on Zoom
12:15pm  Virtual Meeting to begin. Program with Q&A until 1:15pm.      
 
 
Marty Helman, Rotary Foundation Trustee, Rotary Club of York, PA, Meeting 7/17/2024
 

  
Rotary Foundation Trustee, Marty Helman, joined the Boothbay Harbor, Maine Rotary Club in 2003, and in 2012-13 she served as Governor of District 7780. She speaks to us on the Rotary Peace Centers, The Rotary Foundation, and growth topics.
 
She served as president of the Otto and Fran Walter Foundation, a nonprofit that has helped build schools in developing nations, provided scholarships for at-risk youth, and partnered with The Rotary Foundation to fund the new Rotary Peace Center that will be located at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul. Marty is an Arch Klumph Society member, and she chooses to support Rotary as a member of the Paul Harris Society and PolioPlus Society. 
 
Denise Gilliland, Pink Power, Rotary Club of York, PA, Meeting 7/10/2024
 
 
 
 
Denise Gilliland,  founder of Pink Power, tells us about the 501(c)(3) organization that raises money for breast cancer patients in need 
at WellSpan York Cancer Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Penn State Cancer Institute, and Vinnie Myers' Pink Ink Project. Since 2017, we have raised over $950,000!
 
Denise, a third generation member of the DelGrasso Family, the oldest family-owned producer of pasta sauce in America, is the Director of Culinary Creations.Denise earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and her master’s degree in science education. During her teaching career, she was a math and science consultant for hundreds of teachers around the country and an elementary teacher in California, Altoona, PA, and York Suburban School District. She was a math coach for Central York School District, where she modeled math lessons to students while sharing best practices with their teachers.