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The Elizabethtown Rotary Club has a rich history of
Community Service in and around Elizabethtown.
AMERICA'S PROMISE LITERACY MENTORING
SIGNS AT GIANT
In 2013 the Elizabethtown Rotary Club approved a donation to the Elizabehttown Area Education Foundation to support their capital campaign project for $75,000. This is an important sustainable project that our club believed would benefit our community and students of our community for decades to come. To learn more about the project you can follow this link.
July 2012 - The Club was notified that our District Matching Grant was approved. This means that $1500 out of our budget and the $1500 out of the matching grant, totaling $3,000 went toward the GEARS/Boys Club irrigation project. After this project was completed more children had access to the athletic fields, without having to chase the ducks away from the instant ponds that develop on rainy days. This is Rotary in Action supporting our community.
Our past projects include refurbishing the Refurbishing the town billboards in a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce...
...maintaining the Community Park Amphitheater
that we originally constructed...
...raising funds for and erecting the Town Clock...
...supporting the Annual Symposium on Melanoma
at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center...
click on center poster for history of the Melanoma Mini-Symposium
click on poster for details about this year's program
OUR CANCER RESEARCH FUND AND THE MELANOMA SYMPOSIUM
Since it was started in 1984, our Club has contributed over $44,000 to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to establish a perpetual endowment, the income from which is used to fund Cancer Research. The endowment began as a way to provide memorial contributions in member of Paul Grubb, Jr, a Past President of the Club, who died from cancer. Later, it also became a memorial to Col. Barre Smuck, a Past President of the Club, for whom the annual Golf Tournament is named.
The present market value of the invested fund exceeds $65,000. (6/30/12)
Rather than just continuing to build the fund, at the request of the College of Medicine, in 2001 the Board approved the use of income to this fund for sponsorship of the “Elizabethtown Rotary Symposium on Malignant Melanoma” at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, which is conducted annually by the Penn State Cancer Institute. The Symposium, started by Dr. Gavin Robertson, is a successful addition to the educational program of the Hershey Medical Center, and a valuable way to actively participate in the fight against cancer. The information shared by patients, researchers and doctors today brings us closer to a cure for melanoma cancers. Additional corporate sponsors have since signed on to support the event, but our club stands as the initial sponsor and we annually participate and support the event, and our Rotary emblem is included on the annual promotional poster each year.
Members are encouraged to make personal contributions to this fund, and the club continues to contribute to the symposium program annually. Contributions may be sent to the Office of University Development, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, P. O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852. Be sure to designate the contribution to the Elizabethtown Rotary Cancer Research Endowment Account Number 94120HY.
...sponsoring the America's Promise Mentor Project,
sharing time and experience with the young...
JOIN ROTARIAN TOM CAMPBELL IN A GREAT PARTNERSHIP
Elizabethtown Area School District / Elizabethtown Rotary Club / Masonic Village
Elizabethtown Rotary's partnership with E-town schools and the Masonic Village in the Senior Mentor Project is our commitment to the Americas Promise/Rotary Literacy Initiative. A 6-8 week session in the Fall, Winter and Spring brings a group of Masonic Village residents to the Mill Road and Fairview Elementary Schools to meet with student of varying ages and abilities.
Reading and arithmetic skills are the subject areas for which the primary students need mentors. A team of four Rotarians is used in each elementary school. The Rotarians help to facilitate the experience, and often get a chance to read with the students. The time in the building is about an hour, and the Rotarians arrive early and stay until the Masonic Village bus departs. Rotarian Tom Campbell is the coordinator for this project.
...and continuing to conduct the
Adopt-a-Highway program for Maytown Road.
SIGNS AT GIANT FOODS
The signs at GIANT on Market Street are first to be used for Rotary business. If we have additional room, we will post activities of non-profits in the Elizabethtown community. Use must be scheduled in advance, and is at the sole discretion of the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown and its officers. Debbie Dupler schedules the use of the signs, and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org