Rotary members help improve lives in our neighborhoods and around the world.  For over 100 years The Rotary Club of York has been active in both local and international service projects. Our members tackle the tough challenges, developing, supporting, doing, and fundraising for many worthwhile projects. Our members believe “Service Above Self” is not only a club motto but a true vocation.

Local Service Projects


The Lebanon Cemetery, an all-black cemetery located on North George Street in York, PA was, until recently, one of York’s best kept secrets.  On December 17, 2022, the Friends of Lebanon Cemetery, busy repairing and sprucing up the grounds, held a wreath laying ceremony to honor the many veterans buried there. The Rotary Club Of York, Pa, collected money from our generous members and sponsored 130 wreaths.  The photo shows a gathering of Rotarians from the Rotary Club of York Club and Uptown York Club who attended the moving ceremony and helped lay the wreaths on the graves of the veterans.








On Saturday, October 20, 2018, The Rotary Club of York, PA's Preserve Planet Earth Committee, members and families, assisted by cadets from the Bearcat Battalion of York High's JROTC troop removed stumps, rocks, bricks, and concrete in existing tree wells to plant 22 trees in downtown  York. The 22 trees included a variety of species - Cleveland Pear, Lilac, Hornbeam, and Linden Trees.
Special thanks to Rotarian Brian Mummert of W S Landscape Services who procured the trees, provided the mulch, and put in a full day delivering, planting, and cleaning up. Also, thanks to J T Hand and the York Water Company for free direct delivery of water for all the trees.
Finally a BOO-RA gung-ho award to Dennis Baughman and John Klinedienst who actually removed a dead tree by hand in order to plant a new live one at the York Academy.

TREES FOR THE TRAIL - Renewing the Historical World War I

Remembrance Along the Southern Susquehanna Trail Between

York, PA and the Maryland Line.


The Trees for the Trail committee held the second planting on March 31, 2019.  With the assistance of Springfield Contractors, Shiloh Paving, and the Penn Mar Organization, the Susquehannock High school baseball team, Boy scout troop 50, Loganville 4H, Boy Scout troop 24, York County Prison Honor Guard along with Rotary club members from York, Southern York County and Red Lion-Dallastown among others, planted 76 sycamores and red & white oaks.


Planting permissions will be sought from landowners along the Trail and fundraising will continue for the next planting scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019. Once the trees are all planted, there will be a dedication ceremony on Sunday, November 10, 2019

International Service Projects
When we commit to a cause, like eradicating polio, we don’t stop until it’s finished. Since 1979, we’ve raised millions of dollars, immunized billions of children, and put polio eradication on the agenda of governments around the world. Today, as a member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we are “this close”  to reaching our goal. Three countries remain polio endemic, but we won’t stop until the disease is gone.