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Rebecca Shenk, Redemptive Sweets, Rotary Club of York, PA, Meeting February 2, 2022
 
HYBRID MEETING - Virtual Meeting on zoom and in person at the Country Club of York.
 
To attend the VIRTUAL meeting on ZOOM for 2/2, please register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuf-qrrTojGNfEqtqRyDgLFvO-fFoptunL
 
Imagine your favorite chocolate bar. The delicate snap, the smooth texture, and the rich flavors delight your sensations. Yet, how did this chocolate bar come to be? Who toiled for the sake of your delicious pleasure?  
 
Rebekah Shenk, owner of Redemptive Sweets, the newest fair trade chocolate company in York, PA is a young, female business owner aspiring to produce a delicious product for her customers, a quality work environment for her employees, and an ethical supply chain for every part of her production. An excellent business is characterized by more than simple profit margins. An excellent business ensures honesty and equality at every intersection of its dealings. 
 
LIBERATES, Dark Chocolate Covered Nut-Filled Dates, prioritizes fair trade chocolate, USA grown dates, and organic raw nuts. Learn more about the vision behind Redemptive Sweets and about their brand new business started in 2021. The lessons learned by this start-up may be instructive for you as well.
 
MASK UPDATE:  Effective 12/29/2021, all Country Club of York guests, members and employees are strongly encouraged to wear masks indoors, except while seated at a table dining.  
 
LUNCH BUFFET TO INCLUDE:                      
Chicken Amandine with Seasonal Vegetables and Starch, Assorted Salads, Fresh Fruit, Rolls, Beverages and Desserts
 
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.        
  
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.      
 
 
Jessica Brubaker, Keystone Kidspace, Rotary Club of York, PA, Meeting January 26, 2022
 
To view the meeting:  https://youtu.be/kZedWQTztIU
 
Jessica Brubaker, co-founder and Executive Director of Keystone Kidspace - an exciting new nonprofit experiential learning space, provides an overview and tours of the facility that opened in October. Based in the historic York Armory building in downtown York, Keystone Kidspace serves families from across York County and beyond. Their STEAM programs are tailored to students in elementary and middle school and are specifically designed to meet the needs of kids and families in our region.
 
The focus is on giving kids the opportunity to work with real tools and real materials, as well as permission to make a mess and even fail (essential parts of the creative process), ultimately building skills, resilience and creative confidence. It is their belief that by creating a place that teaches a wide variety of technical and creative skills, Keystone Kidspace will build on York’s "legacy of making" to encourage our kids to become the next generation of makers and doers.
 
Keystone Kidspace is committed to building a community of kids and families that is genuinely open and inclusive. The organization was founded on the core belief that a child’s access to high quality enrichment should not depend on the school they attend or what their parents do for a living. All kids deserve the opportunity to discover what lights them up and to find “their people” who share their interests and passions.  Keystone Kidspace is working to provide that opportunity to all kids – a commitment that includes raising scholarship funds for families who might not be able to afford a membership on their own.
 
MEETING INFO:
* The facility will be open only to RCY members and guests in attendance.
* Keystone Kidspace is fully accessible.
* Beginning at 11:00am, Keystone Kidspace staff will provide tours of the facility prior to the Club meeting. Tours will also be available following the Club meeting until 2:00pm.
* Convenient parking is available across from the facility at Small's Field parking area.
* Attendees are requested to wear MASKS, except while eating lunch.
 
Lunch Reservations were required for ALL MEMBERS and GUESTS to attend this meeting before the 1/19 deadline.  Unfortunately, no walk-ins are available.  
 
LUNCH:  Boxed lunches will be provided by Prince Street Café and will include
individually wrapped sandwiches (including a vegetarian option), chips, cookie and assorted beverages.
 
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. 
Sully Pinos, York County Economic Alliance, Rotary Club of York, PA, Meeting January 19, 2022
 
To view meeting /19, https://youtu.be/XrbhUhDMIXI
 
 
York County's Economic Action Plan showed that York County lags the state and national average in the birth rate of new small businesses.  Sully Pinos, the Director of Business Solutions & Innovation for the York County Economic Alliance, continue this small business support by leading the YCEA's new Bloom Empowerment Center. 
 
In her role with the YCEA, Sully oversees a variety of business outreach and engagement. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been on the front lines by supporting the deployment of over $20 million in small business support, allocated by the Pennsylvania or York County governments, to aid over 1,800 small businesses in YoCo. 
 
The Bloom Empowerment Center is a new initiative of the York County Economic Alliance (YCEA), supported by various stakeholder and community partners, that boasts a suite of small business support services to launch, grow, and propel small businesses forward in York County. BLOOM will do this by providing greater support to capital for small business grants and loans, education, and opportunity. The BLOOM Empowerment Center will provide resources countywide, with a targeted and strategic focus to grow small businesses, and businesses owned by women and individuals of color in our small communities across YoCo.
  
MASK UPDATE:  Effective 12/29/2021, all Country Club of York guests, members and employees are strongly encouraged to wear masks indoors, except while seated at a table dining.  
 
LUNCH BUFFET TO INCLUDE:                      
Fish and chips (french fries) with Vegetables, Assorted Salads, Fresh Fruit, Rolls, Beverages and Desserts
 
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.        
 
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.      
 
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