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.