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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, January 23 Tom Trispagonas will speak on the topic of Long Term Care Insurance. The meeting will be at Hershey Lodge Cocoa 1/Terrace at 12 Noon.
 
Everyone is invited to the Wednesday meeting on January 25 when we hear from Steve Goble speaking on Influencing Leadership and Developing the Next Generation of Rotarians.  The meeting is on Wednesday with fellowship at the Hershey Lodge Forebay Lounge from 5 – 5:30 pm, and the meeting at Forebay Tower Suite meeting room at 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
 
Join fellow Rotarians at the Lebanon Bologna Fest and Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 28 at the Lebanon Expo Center from 10am - 8pm! Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lebanon, our club will have two games and are sponsoring a basket to help raise money for projects. There is a cornhole (bean bag) tournament at 3pm, a bologna eating contest, and wine and beer tasting event starting at 4pm. Admission is $4/pp.
 
Our next meeting will be on January 30 when the some members of the Derry Township Board of Supervisors will give an update on the state of the community.  The meeting will be at Hershey Lodge Crystal A at 12 Noon.
 
A new service opportunity will occur on Monday, January 30 from 5 - 7pm  when members gather at the Hershey Middle School to help assemble C.O.C.O.A. packs for hungry students in Derry Township.  To sign up for this great time of fellowship and service, email Doug Miller at dougmiller7@gmail.com .
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.
 
 
Congratulations to the Hershey Rotary Club January Students of the Month! Pictured left to right are: Derry Township School District's Jacob Hedrick and Emily Briselli, Milton Hershey School's Elijah Conniff and Malaysia Scott and Middletown Area High School’s James Fitzpatrick and Elizabeth Ann DeVelin.
Pictured: Clem Gilpin, Siyu Liu, Paul Thompson
Welcome to the newest member of Hershey Rotary Club, Siyu Liu.  Siyu is an assistant professor in Public Affairs (Criminal Justice) at Penn State Harrisburg.  She was sponsored by Paul Thompson.
 
 
PA is the 6th largest economy in the US and the 19th largest in the world.  Our speaker on January 9 was Joseph Burke, Deputy Secretary of the PA Department of Community & Economic Development. His presentation was informative and evoked many questions from the members.
Are you new to Rotary and want to learn more?  Or are you a seasoned Rotarian who wants to gain more from your membership?
Our Rotary District 7390 Training Assembly is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill). Registration and a hot breakfast buffet will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. The training sessions will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. after the luncheon. The cost is $45 per person. 
 Please register as soon as possible. The break-out sessions during the morning will be fast-paced and interactive.  
 You can register and pay on-line at this link. Deadline for registration is March 15, 2017.  Let's have a great representation from Hershey!
Fellow Rotarians helped make the holidays brighter for Derry Township children when they volunteered to help with the C.O.C.O.A. packs program.  Sure looks like fun!  Thanks to TJ Adkinson, Chip Bayer, Reath Edwards, Francine Pommels, Steve Ginter, Ann Stauffer, and Kendra Mohr (and Josh).
 
Hershey Rotary Club rang bells at Karns Market on two days in December.  36 Rotarians participated, along with family and some special friends, including the "Chocopellas" from Hershey High School.  Many thanks to Bill "Hutch" Hutcheson for again coordinating our effort! As of December 23, the total raised is $1,912.54 - putting us in seventh place in the Capital Region's "Battle of the Bells", surpassing last year's total, and falling just shy of our goal of $2,000.  But the count is not final - our desktop kettle will be added and you can still give online to Salvation Army and get points for the Hershey Rotary Club by going to igfn.us/f/n41/n or Text HersheyRotary to 41444. 
 
 
 
Hershey Rotary Club
P.O. Box 326
Hershey, PA 17033