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President
President Elect
Treasurer
Vice President
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Immediate Past President
Chairman of Wednesday meeting
Co-Chairman of Wednesday meeting
Director, New Generations
Director, Charitable Allocations/Fund Raising
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
 
Past Club Presidents and Packy Award Winners
 
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 $17.00 (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.
 
 
 
Latest News
Youth Exchange student Tilly Barrington will present her farewell program on Monday, December 5.  The slate of officers and directors for 2017/2018 will be presented - voting will be on December 12.  A club assembly reviewing highlights of the year thus far will be presented. 
 
As is our tradition, a collection will be taken for the Hershey Food Bank the weeks of December 5 and 12.  A check will be given to the Food Bank on December 19.  Contributions may be made payable to the Hershey Rotary Club or the Hershey Food Bank; we ask that you bring the checks to the club so one presentation may be made. A special thanks to all Rotarians who have served as board members and/or volunteers for many years.
 
On Wednesday, December 7, Kae Wagner will present a program on Employee Engagement and the Millennials. Our Happy Hour Meeting starts with Fellowship at the Forebay Lounge between 5 – 5:30pm, and the meeting will be in Tower Suite Meeting Room 3.
 
On December 12, we will have election of board and officers for the 2017/2018 year and will hear from Ginny Migrala from the Masonic Children’s Home.
 
The Rotary Christmas Luncheon will be on Monday, December 19. Spouses and/or special guests are welcomed to attend.  The price will be the same as last year, $28.00 per person. Jack Bogrette will be taking reservations and payments on December 5th and 12th.
Volunteers are needed for the Tree Lighting in Downtown Hershey tonight.  This would be a good opportunity for Rotary members to practice "service above self" in our community! To sign up, go to: https://www.volunteersignup.org/MR87P
The Rotary Foundation goal for 2016-2017 year is $11,500.  Year to date we have already given $9,060.  Please consider The Rotary Foundation in your 2016 year end donations as we still need to raise $2,440.  The Rotary Foundation gives back to our District and Grants around the world,  and is one of the amazing feats of Rotarians.  IF you are curious where your current giving level is to day contact Chip Bayer cbayer@khbinsurance.com or call 717-533-2166.
Members were delighted to meet Nancy Valdez, Coordinator of Volunteers and her dog Meggie, a Canine Good Citizen, when the Harrisburg Humane Society presented a program on November 30.  The Society also was gifted with toys, food, paper towels, bleach and more that were donated by members.
Hershey Rotary recently presented over $19,000 to 20 local groups. These grants were made possible from funds generated by the Annual Dinner/Auction.  The first meeting for the 2017 auction will be on December 13; all members are invited to join this dynamic committee.  Contact Rotarian Alex Roca or Kendra Mohr for more information.  The 2017 Rotary Dinner/Auction will be on April 1, 2017.
Dr. Rod Mortel and Doug Nicotera were inducted into the Hershey Rotary Club on November 21.  We welcome them!
The District 7390 Youth Exchange Outbound interviews were held on Saturday, November 12. Of those interviewed, 7 candidates were selected to continue in the long-term exchange program.  Two of the students were presented by Hershey Rotary Club:  Jesse Lin (Milton Hershey School) and Winston Schuyler (Hershey High School).  Congratulations to these students who will continue in this long-standing AWESOME program! Dr. Tom Davis has volunteered and been approved as counselor for Winston Schuyler.
Our Veterans Day meeting featured Col. Cole Kingseed, author of Beyond the Band of Brothers and many other books and articles. A highlight of the day was gathering attending veterans for a picture...thanks to each one who served!
We congratulate the November Students of the Month.  Pictured left to right are Jason Guo and Echo Rogers from Hershey High School, Thomas Staker and Bianca Jasper from Middletown Area High School, and Gabrial Brault and Jesper Andersson from Milton Hershey School.
Hershey HS senior Kodiak Thompson presented a review of his Youth Exchange study year in France on November 7. 
Rotarian Pam Whitenack presented a program entitled Hershey Community Archives: The Archives' Collection and the Stories They Tell. Pam shared stories from Hershey's rich history through some of the many materials found in the Archives’ collections. There was so much material, she will have to return to tell us more!
 
 
 
Hershey Rotary Club
P.O. Box 326
Hershey, PA 17033