2021-2022 Annual Report
The service we were able to render to our community and the world throughout this past year was nothing short of amazing.  We experienced record-breaking fundraising during our two annual fundraising events and had many of our Rotarians engaged in direct service through our committees and task forces. Having survived, and even thrived during the pandemic, it was a year to come fully out of that dark time and re-engage with each other and the community. 
This Rotary year showcased our resilience and dedication to being a People of Action, committed to Service Above Self and honoring the 4 Way Test. We saw a robust return to in person gatherings while maintaining the opportunity to join weekly meetings through Zoom. We encouraged our members to answer Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta’s challenge, “Each One Bring One” Campaign by inviting guests to attend a weekly meeting and learn more about the work of Rotary. We focused on building membership and developed sub-committees to grow and diversify membership, to improve the membership experience, and to better engage and retain membership as a welcoming organization reflective of our community. We welcomed 40 new members to Rotary this year!
Pandemic, lockdown, virtual meetings, hybrid meetings – through it all the Rotary Club of York remained viable, energetic, and engaged for the 2020-2021 Rotary year. “Rotary Opens Opportunities,” the Rotary International theme for the year, was truly embraced by the club. Despite not being able to meet “in person,” many hours of committee and board Zoom meetings made things happen. Our Strategic Plan was updated and we placed greater emphasis on Service Above Self and the Four-Way Test – the heart and soul of Rotary. In addition, we strengthened our connections to the Rotary District and to Rotary International.
The Rotary Club of York lives this year’s Rotary theme: “Be the Inspiration.” We inspire each other to carry out the motto “Service Above Self” in our daily lives, and we inspire others to make York a vibrant community that preserves its historical past while growing into a future full of wonderful opportunities for all. Through our 40 committees, Rotarians volunteer for projects throughout our community, benefitting children in the York City School District, supporting high school junior Students of the Month across York County and sponsoring them to participate in our district Rotary Youth Leadership Conference, sponsoring inbound exchange students from other countries and outbound exchange students from York traveling abroad, supporting William Penn JROTC students, and preserving planet earth through tree planting and other environmental efforts.