Wednesday, September 22, 2021
LOCATION:  HYBRID MEETING - Country Club of York & Virtual Meeting on zoom.
PROGRAM:  Our program will be provided by Richard Craighead, Acting President of the York NAACP.  He will share the great history of the NAACP with a central focus on York.  The NAACP mission statement is "to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons."  The emphasis of this statement is the need to strengthen all institutions in such a way that they contribute to the creation of an ideal American society.  Richard is also the owner of the Inclusive Arts Movement of York and will share plans for the future.  

TIME - In Person at CCY
11:30am  Arrival and fellowship, Lunch BUFFET to open
12:15pm  President Jackie will begin meeting
Lunch Reservations are NOT required.  GUESTS are welcome. 
Please pre-register any "guests" with the office before Tuesday afternoon.  The guest lunch fee is $18.00 which will be invoiced to your Rotary account.        
LUNCH BUFFET TO INCLUDE:  Ham and Green Beans, Seasonal Starch, Assorted Salads, Fresh Fruit, Rolls, Beverages and Desserts
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.      
To attend the VIRTUAL meeting on ZOOM for 9/22, please register
The virtual registration information and link are also posted on website (home page, under "Happenings in York PA" and on the RCY calendar) and posted to the club's Facebook page.  If you do NOT receive a ZOOM email confirmation, you are NOT registered.  Please share the zoom link with interested family, friends and potential new members!  You may join from a computer, laptop or mobile device.  
MEETING ASSIGNMENTS                                        
Meeting Support - Chuck Long and Bill Hunter; Steve Merrick and Richard Konkel
Registrar - BJ Fegely
Cashier - Bob Cox
Opening Song - Deb Harrison
Invocation - David Hogg 
Visitor Introductions - Karen McCormack 
2021-2022 Rotary Theme
THANK YOU to all members, guests and volunteers who participated in the Annual “Love Fore Community” Golf, Tennis and Croquet benefit on Monday, September 13 at the Country Club of York!  

KAHLEY MEMORIAL - The KAHLEY family invites you to commemorate the life and passing of Arlington "Art" Kahley on Saturday, September 25 at Box Hill Mansion at Regents' Glen.  11am service with visitation to follow at noon.  The event will be outdoors and tented at accessible location at the gardens.  RSVP is appreciated
THANK YOU to the following for their donations to the Arlington Kahley "Rising Musician" Scholarship in memory of Member Emeritus Art Kahley:
Rotarians PDG Ben Hoover and Bert Oberdick; Charlene Cerasa, Greg Fife, Michael Gottsch, Mary Allice & David Green, Jacob & Ruth Hershey, Maureen Martel, Donna Plymire, Randolph Russell, Joann Spangler, and Louise Swartzbaugh. 
Introducing..........​​​​​​The Rotary Club of York's 2020-2021 ANNUAL REPORT!  
Thank you to Ken Cooper, Heather Warner, Courtney Bailey, and the Club Communications committee for their time and creative energy in this edition.  The Annual Report is available on the website under the Resources tab and is also available to share as a pdf:
CONGRATULATIONS to Rotarian Dee Baker on the birth of a granddaughter, Isla Rae, on July 20.  
The RCY Board of Directors approved the NEW MEMBER applications of Alissa Barshinger (Owner, Vice-President; Cedar Hill Real Estate, LLC.) proposed by Jake Miller Jr.;  Norman Humber (CEO; LifePath Christian Ministries) proposed by PP John Klinedinst; and Jacob L. Miller III (Asst. Clinical Professor; Drexel University LeBow College of Business) proposed by Jake Miller Jr. for membership.  If no objections are received within seven days of this publication, they will be scheduled for induction into the club on a future Wednesday. 
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 53 Rotary Club of York members who achieved 100% PERFECT ATTENDANCE for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  Please note these are consecutive years!  Thank you
for your dedication to the Rotary Club of York!

            31 CONSECUTIVE YEARS - Leon Butler
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   27 years               PP Dick Julian and Jan Wolgamuth
   25 years               Al Hayes and Chuck Long
   23 years               Ken Cooper
   21 years               PP Lew Elicker, PP Mike Summers and PP Jim Walker
   20 years               Tom Barton
   19 years               PP Gordon Freireich
   18 years               PP Rob Bowen
   17 years               PDG Ben Hoover and Frank Reed
   16 years               PP Dick Hershey and Walt Tilley
   15 years               Bill Anstine, Sara Austin, PP Dave Hoffman, Bob McSweeney,
                                PDG Paddy Rooney and PP Al Sykes
   14 years               PP Bob Davis
   13 years               PP Fred Fay, PEN Aaron Jacobs and PP John Klinedinst
   12 years               Jerry Watson
   11 years               PP Josh George
   10 years               PP Anne Druck
     8 years               BJ Fegely and PP Bryan Tate
     7 years               PP Di Hershey
     6 years               Bill Hunter and Philip Woods
     5 years               Bob Baccon and Fran Polk
     4 years               Debbie Ashway, Andy Rawicz and President Jackie Summers 
     3 years               Diane Merino, Fred Rosenmiller and Glenn Smith
     2 years               Wilda Alessi, Courtney Bailey, Dennis Baughman and Alan Roth                        
       First Year - Kevin Appnel, Doug Berman, JT Hand, PE Glenn Miller,
                         Chad Myers, Jean Ream and Jules Tolbert

The Membership Committee would like to extend HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes to the following members who joined the club during the last week of September and say THANK YOU for being valued members of the Rotary Club of York.              
                                  PP Lew Elicker         40 years    
                                  Meagan Given           3 years
                                  Rowland Leedy        38 years
                                  Max Rishel              20 years
                                  Tina Rohrbach           4 years
                                  Sam Willman           38 years                 
Wednesday, October 6  -  ROTARY’S RAVE REVIEWS event at the Belmont Theatre 
This annual program celebrates the talents of the youth in our community.  Members and guests are REQUIRED TO MAKE A RESERVATION no later than Tuesday, September 28.  Please contact the Rotary office at or 717-848-1370. 
Saturday, October 9 - PRESERVE PLANET EARTH Fall Tree Planting
Members and volunteers of the Preserve Planet Earth (PPE) committee will meet at 8:00 AM at the parking lot across from the York Academy Upper School on North George Street.  There are 18 trees to plant around the City of York.  Volunteers, please bring gloves, shovels, and any other digging instruments.  Contact PP Al Sykes at with any questions or to RSVP.  
The Youth Exchange Committee is pleased to announce that the Youth Exchange program is gearing up for the new academic year 2022-2023.  Although they are not hosting students this year (2021-2022), they are looking for students who are interested in spending a year overseas next year.  Here are three ways you can help the Youth Exchange Committee:  1) If you know any high school sophomores or juniors (or their parents) let them know about the Rotary Youth Exchange program and that there is an informational meeting for students and parents by zoom on Saturday, September 25 at 9:00 a.m.  2) Send YE Committee Chair Walt Tilley the names and contact information of any high school sophomores or juniors who are interested in learning more about our exchange program, and Walt will send a Zoom link for the information meeting.  3) Volunteer to help the YE committee.  The work this year is light because they are not hosting students, so it is a great time to learn about the exchange program and get involved!  Thank you!
IDEA - Survey respondents agreed that education about diversity will enhance the club, but fewer think that the club has provided programs that increase our understanding of diversity. What education or experience increased your personal understanding of diversity?  Can we replicate that experience in a Rotary program?  Questions or comments? Please email Cal Weary ( or Jen May (
                          September 29        Bob Baccon, Jeff Poet and Kevin Appnel
                          October 1              Steve Feldmann 
                          October 3              Michael Hady and Lisa Barshinger 
                          October 5              Maria Musti Cook and Ted Ventre 
The Rotary Club of York office is closed.  Lynne and Renea continue to work out of their homes and have access to emails.  If you require immediate assistance, please contact Executive Director, Lynne Morrison, at 717-314-5735 or  or President Jackie at
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MISS A MEETING due to a conflict with a business meeting and need an ATTENDANCE MAKEUP CREDIT???  Watch a VIDEO of a past meeting of the club, most of recent VIRTUAL meetings are available on the club's YouTube page.  After viewing, please let the Rotary office know to receive an attendance makeup!
Rotary Club of York Vision and Mission Statement
VISION:  We are a diverse mix of community leaders working in unity who will accomplish sustainable positive change in ourselves, our community, and the world.    
MISSION:  We act to lift up our community through positive and lasting change. 
Upcoming Events
IDEA Committee Meeting
Sep 20, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Hybrid - CCY & Virtual on zoom
Sep 22, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
CEF Board Meeting
Country Club of York
Sep 22, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Youth Exchange Committee Meeting
Stock and Leader
Sep 23, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
WEEKLY MEETING - Yorktowne Hotel Update
Hybrid - CCY & Virtual on zoom
Sep 29, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
IDEA Committee Meeting
Oct 04, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Club Information
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Country Club of York
1400 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403
United States of America
(717) 848-1370
Meet: Wednesday - noon
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Rotary Club of York, PA
c/o American Red Cross
724 South George Street
York, PA 17401
Office Phone: 717-848-1370

Executive Director -  Lynne Morrison

Student Education Administrator and Office Assistant -
Renea Oberdick  
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