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President
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Director, New Generations
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Director, International & District Service
Director, Community Service
Director, Club Service Administration
Director, Club Service Meetings
Chair, Grants
Co-Chair, Cocoa Bean Game
Chair, Rotary Auction and Dinner
Club Trainer
Co-Chair, Cocoa Bean Game
Chair, Membership
Chair, The Rotary Foundation
Chair, Group Vocational Service Exchange
Chair, Youth Exchange
Chair, RYLA
 
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Club Information

Welcome!

Hershey

Serving Hershey and the Worldwide Community

Mondays at 12 p.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
325 University Dr
Hershey, PA  17033
United States
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With Milton Hershey as an Honorary Member, The Rotary Club of Hershey was founded in 1943. Our club consists of over 130 of the area’s most respected business, professional and civic leaders. We get together at weekly lunch meetings, and other functions, to fulfill our commitment to the Rotarian ideals of friendship, fellowship and service to others. We welcome you to learn more about our club and consider becoming a member.

Join Us for a Meeting!

Lunch meetings are held Mondays at noon at The Hershey Lodge. The location and schedule vary occasionally, so please check the calendar. Cost of lunch is $18.00 (Christmas and Valentine lunches have an additional charge). Prospective members are welcome to join us for two lunch meetings at no charge. Dress is business casual.

Wednesday meetings are held at 5:30 - 6:30 pm at The Hershey Lodge Forebay Lounge and Tower Suite Meeting Rooms. The location and schedule vary occasionally, so please check the calendar.

 

Learn Even More about Our Club

Click here to see a short video.  Hershey Rotary Club Video

Click here for a fact sheet.  Hershey Rotary Club Fact Sheet

 
New Member Information
Hershey Rotary Club welcomes new members who would like to become more involved in our community.  For more information, please contact us at info@hersheyrotary.org or join us for a weekly meeting.
 
 
 
Announcements
Hershey Rotary Club’s 49th Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction will be held on Saturday, April 1 at the Hershey Lodge Red and White Rooms.  The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and silent auction, then continues with dinner, followed by a live auction courtesy of Ziegler Auction Company. Ticket Price: $100/person.
 
How does Hershey Rotary Club use the net proceeds? 100% of the net proceeds from the auction and dinner are used for charitable purposes. Hershey Rotary Club annually supports many local organizations, as well as some regional and international organizations. Organizations supported in recent years include Hershey Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Mohler Center, Hershey Volunteer Fire Company, Love INC, Hershey Area Playhouse, Hershey Community Chorus, Hershey Historical Society, Hershey Public Library, Hershey Symphony, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and many more. Hershey Rotary Club is also very active in supporting youth through our Student of the Month program, Service Above Self Scholarships, and International Youth Exchange program.
 
How can you help to increase the amount raised? 
 - Attend the auction and dinner and invite guests and friends to attend 
 - Donate items to be auctioned 
 - Advertise in the auction program 
 - Become a sponsor
 
To DONATE AN ITEM for the auction, please contact Alex Roca at 583-0904 or afroca31@verizon.net by March 24, 2017.
To ADVERTISE in the auction program, please contact Amy Norris at 520-5643 or anorris@bmtc.com by March 17, 2017.
To MAKE RESERVATIONS, please complete and return the form, along with your check to: Hershey Rotary Club P.O. Box 326 Hershey, PA 17033 Please make check made payable to “Hershey Rotary Club” You can also sign-up at Rotary lunches, or RSVP to Kendra Mohr at 944-1333 or kendra@pannebakerlaw.com by March 17, 2017.
 
 
 
Latest News
On Monday, March 20 our meeting will be at the Hershey Lodge Crystal A at 12 Noon when we hear about Faith and Finances from Rotarian Doug Miller, Executive Director of Love INC.  Doug will present an overview of the workshop, where participants learn to overcome obstacles, set savings goals, make spending plans, manage debt and loans, and more​.
 
On Wednesday, March 22, Pam Whitenack will be back with Part II of the popular program, ”Hershey Community Archives: The Archives Collection and the Stories They Tell”. Come for networking and fellowship from 5 – 5:30 in the Hershey Lodge Forebay Lounge, and the meeting will be in the Tower Meeting Room from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
 
Hershey Rotary Club will have a table at the annual Boy Scout breakfast, coming on Thursday, March 23. This is a great annual tradition, with many Rotarians in attendance or in leadership.
 
On Monday, March 27, Jeff King from The Hershey Company will present a program on Corporate and Social Responsibility.  Rotary District Governor Kevin Cogan will also be in attendance.  The meeting will be in Crystal A at 12 Noon.
Congratulations to the March Students of the Month. Pictured left to right are: Kodiak Thompson and Luyang Xu from Derry Township School District, Erin Templeton and Caleb Ocker from Middletown Area HS and Hannah Hipple and Derek Proctor from Milton Hershey School.
Thanks to Derry Township School District Superintendent Joe McFarland and teacher Barb Clouser for speaking to us along with seniors Sarah Haverstick and Haily Terhar. The students talked about the work they’re doing in the district through their “Online Learning with Civic Responsibility” course.
Derry Township Police Chief Garth Warner presented an informative and engaging overview of the activities and training in the police department.  Community policing ideas including police patrols outside of the car and positive reinforcement of good behavior in children and teens were discussed. We've invited Chief Warner to make an annual visit to Hershey Rotary Club.
On March 8, Ann Stauffer presented a program on Citizen Diplomacy.  A discussion included ways that members are currently ambassadors. For example, on her trip to Mexico, Leslie Ingalzo packed baggies with Hershey products and a note that described The Hershey Company's support of Milton Hershey School - and she has the message in a few languages! Ann will present Citizen Diplomats, Part Two in the future.
Willaim "Bill" Thurman was inducted as our newest member by Clem Gilpin on March 6.  Bill is retired from Xerox.  He was sponsored by Sheldon Parker and interested in helping in our community service projects and youth outreach. Welcome, Bill!
Wayne Schutz was presented with a Paul Harris Plus 2 recognition pin on March 6.  Wayne joined Rotary in 1999, and has served as Chair of Youth & Vocational Service in 2004/2005, and Co-Chair of the Golf Tournament in 2001-2003. He will start a term as Director of the Club Service Meetings lane in July.
 
 
 
Hershey Rotary Club
P.O. Box 326
Hershey, PA 17033