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.
Information for Visitors
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 $16.00, increasing to $17.00 as of July 1, 2013 (Christmas and Valentine lunches have an additional charge). Prospective members are welcome to join us for three lunch meetings at no charge. Dress is business casual.
Jay Ziegler of Ziegler Auction Company has donated his services to the annual Hershey Rotary Club Auction for 32 years! On Saturday, April 13 the club honored Jay by making him an honorary Paul Harris Fellow.
Jay Ziegler and club president, Kendra Mohr
On March 18 Harold Nightwine and Ken Bowers were both recognized for achieving multiple Paul Harris Fellows. Mac Aichele was recognized as a Major Donor by the Rotary International Foundation. Chip Bayer presented the awards as the Club's Rotary Foundation Chair.
Left to right: Harold Nightwine, Mac Aichele, Ken Bowers, Chip Bayer
Hershey Rotary club observed the December holidays with service and celebration. On December 13, club members rang the bell for Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign from morning through evening at Karn's Food Store in Hershey.
The club's annual holiday luncheon was held on December 17. The program included a message from The Rev. Susan Claytor, All Saints Episcopal Church, and musical entertainment from the Milton Hershey School choir "New Horizons."
On June 11, Hershey Rotary Club presented two awards to individuals who exemplify the Rotary tenet of “Service above Self.” The Community Service award was presented to Marge and Tony Panettieri for their many of volunteer hours at several community organizations, including The Hershey Story, Hershey Gardens, Manada Conservancy, St. Joan of Arc Knights of Columbus and the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society. The Panettieris were instrumental in securing the Historical Society’s present home on Northeast Drive and together have contributed nearly 2000 toward educational programs at The Hershey Story and Gardens. The Hershey Rotary Club annually chooses one of its own members to receive the Packy Award, named for former Rotarian “Packy” Payne. This year former club president Ray Cameron was recognized for his service as a Trustee of Elizabethtown College and as an Advisory Board Member of the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center, his leadership at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society and at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hershey, and his thirty years of volunteering with Boy Scouts of America. Both Cameron and the Panettieris received a monetary award, which they donated to the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society.