Virtual Meeting

The Rotary Club of York had its VERY FIRST virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
A webinar organized and presented by Rotarian Courtney Bailey was shown at Noon, the time of our regular meeting. 
Following the meeting, the presentation was posted on You Tube (the link is for those of you who missed it.
Additional webinars (virtual meetings) are planned for the next few weeks.  Stay Tuned.  Members will get notifications and instructions in our normal weekly reminders.
Virtual Meeting Ken Cooper 2020-04-01 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary Club of York,virtual meeting

Totes of Hope

The Rotary Club of York sponsored the summer Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program at York High. The students in the program did weekly community service projects for various non-profit organizations.  One of the projects was to make blankets and assemble care bags for the American Red Cross “Totes of Hope” Program.  The “Totes of Hope” are given to homeless veterans and veterans in VA hospitals.  The students made 23 blankets that were placed in “Totes of Hope” bags along with toiletries, socks, and a puzzle book. 
On November 21, 2019, the students were awarded the Youth Impact Red Cross Hero Award by the South Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross for their work with the “Totes of Hope” Program.  The Rotary Club of York donated the funds to purchase the blankets and Rotarians helped and interacted with the students at every blanket making session.
Some of the students in the program have recently been relocated to the mainland of the United States from Puerto Rico after losing their homes to Hurricane Maria.  Providing the blankets to homeless veterans is a project that is very close to their hearts.
Contact Person:
Ashlee Etzweiler
Totes of Hope Ken Cooper 2019-12-09 05:00:00Z 0

Trees for Trail 

Dedication Ceremony, Trees for the Trail
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Committee chair Shelly Riedel, Judge Craig Trebilcock, Vice Admiral DeWolf Miller, III and Master of ceremonies Pastor John Dorr salute the flag as the William Penn JROTC color guard posts the colors at the beginning of the ceremony.
An agenda of remarks by Admiral Miller, Judge Trebilcock, Shelly Riedel and Steven Smith provided the attendees with a full appreciation for the work that our military does and the significance of restoring the Road of Remembrance (Susquehanna Trail south of Jacobus to the Maryland line) to its full complement of trees in honor of all who have served our country.
The attendees were treated to an outstanding performance of “I’m proud to be an American” by Alexandria Hynoski and an impressive performance by the William Penn JROTC color guard.
Those participating in the ceremony and those attending expressed compliments and gratitude for the project and the ceremony. Vice Admiral Miller described it as "world-class". Judge Trebilcock stated the ceremony was extremely well done. 
Numbering in the hundreds, the project committee, landowners, sponsors and volunteers who helped plant went way beyond expectations.
Trees for Trail Dedication Ken Cooper 2019-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Funds Raised 2018-19

Rotary Club of York, PA raised $66,000 that will be spent to benefit the youth of York City
In 2019, the Fundraising Committee focused its efforts to raise money to support the fit-out of the science labs at the Upper School of the York Academy.  The two main events included the Give Local York Campaign in May and the Love Fore Community Outing in September. 
The Give Local efforts result in ~$20,000 of funds raised through online donations the day of the event.  As a centerpiece, we coordinated three different science experiences with some of the students at the York Academy. 
The Love Fore Community event included golf, tennis, croquet, a dinner and a live auction.  All events had full fields and the resulting moneys raised totaled ~$46,000.  This amount represented the second highest level ever achieved in the 15+ year history of the event. 
Because of the generous efforts of all the event organizers, the RCY members and those that supported the event, we continue to make a tangible and positive impact in our community. 
Rotary Club Funds Raised 2018-19 Ken Cooper 2019-11-09 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rave Reviews 2019

ROTARY RAVE REVIEWS was presented at The Belmont Theatre on Wednesday, October 16th.  Students shared their talents with the Rotarians, who were very appreciative of their performances.

It was a joy to see these young people sing, dance and play the piano and violin.
The students loved being there to perform for the York Rotary Club.

They appreciated the opportunity, and the warm reception they received.
What a wonderful day for everyone!
Rotary Rave Reviews 2019 Ken Cooper 2019-10-18 04:00:00Z 0

Restoring Road of Remembrance Veterans Memorial

The restoration of the Road of Remembrance Veterans Memorial was done through the collaboration of the York, Southern York County, and Red Lion Rotary Clubs along with tremendous volunteer participation.  A Facebook page, titled Trees for the Trail, includes the details of the project.  Below are some of the many photographs taken by Ken Cooper and other volunteers.

Restoring Road of Remembrance Veterans Memorial Heather Warner 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Planting Trees in York City



 22 more Trees planted in York City

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 thinks 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 on at the York Academy.

Planting Trees in York City ken 2019-06-18 04:00:00Z 0

Trees for the Trail


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 fund raising 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

Trees for the Trail Ken Cooper 2019-06-18 04:00:00Z 0

Love Your Community by Loving Fore Community!

Posted by Christopher Topf on Jun 11, 2019
The Love Fore Community event took place on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Country Club of York.
EVERY MEMBER needs to step up in some way.  Proceeds benefit “Reach Out & Read”, York Academy Regional Charter School STEM labs (equipment), and York City Little League: 
            10:30am           Golf registration, driving range
            11:00am           Lunch
            12:00                Golf shotgun start
1:30pm            Croquet registration
1:45pm            Tennis registration
            2:00pm             Tennis round-robin play
            2:00pm             Croquet play begins
            3:00pm             Social Corn Hole play begins
            5:00pm             Cocktails and Social
            5:45pm             Dinner (Buffet opens)
            6:00pm             Awards & Auction
Love Your Community by Loving Fore Community! Christopher Topf 2019-06-11 04:00:00Z 1 Country Club of York,Croquet,Donate,Golf,Rotary,Tennis,Volunteer,York PA