The Service Projects Committee has announced the following service projects coming up in late July and early August...
 
  
Wednesday evening July 31st,  5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Please join fellow Rotarians to help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank - we will likely help pack for its ElderShare program, sort donated product, and repackage bulk food items.

When you arrive, enter through the evening volunteer entrance on the right side of the building (3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109), where there will be training in the demonstration kitchen.

Wear closed toe shoes, shorts and pants at least knee length, and shirts with sleeves (t-shirts okay).  It may be warm inside the warehouse.

Saturday morning August 3rd, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm.

 

Wittel Farm Growing Project grows fresh vegetables, which it provides to local community cupboards.

Please wear work clothes and bring water.  Shovels and spades and other equipment are helpful but not necessary.

For more information or to sign up to participate, please contact Service Committee Chairs, Jeff Clark or Deb Jones.  

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June 4, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Mayelin Ebersole and Erik Webb were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for June. Ebersole and Webb were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Ebersole is the daughter of Jeff and Nancy Ebersole of Elizabethtown. She is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. She is an accomplished musician having earned numerous awards from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA). She has been selected to the PMEA District, Regional, and All-State Orchestras. She was also a participant in the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association county orchestra. She has been section leader and principal viola player for the high school orchestra. She also plays the flute and piccolo in the high school’s marching and concert bands. She is active with Key Club and a member of the tennis team.
June Students of the Month
Ebersole is active in the community. She volunteers at the community library and a local thrift store. She is active with the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and Hershey Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Bainbridge Band.

Ebersole plans to attend college and major in Music Performance and Biology and eventually obtain a graduate degree 

Webb is the son of Jeff and Nancy Webb of Elizabethtown. Webb is active in numerous school activities including the hockey team and the Mind and Body Club. As a member of the hockey team, he was assistant captain and selected to the league all star team. He is the recipient of numerous underclass awards including in the areas of Algebra, English, and Wellness-Health & PE.

In the community, Webb volunteers at Doc’s Family Skating Rink and at the Masonic Village.

Webb plans to attend the Millersville University and major in Biology Education.
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May 13, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Grace Murray and Joseph Szymanski were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for May. Murray and Szymanski were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Murray is the daughter of Thomas Murray of Elizabethtown. She is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Murray was named a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship program. She is active in numerous school programs and activities. She is captain of the girls’ volleyball team, a member of the competition science team, and a volunteer in the high school multiple disabilities room. Murray is the recipient of numerous underclassmen awards including in the areas of anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, and English. She received both the players’ award and captain’s award for volleyball.

Murray is active in the community. She volunteers with an autism support group helping teenagers with autism strengthen their social skills. She also has participated in the local Relay for Life for the past sixteen years.
May Students of the Month
Murray plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh Honors College and obtain a degree in biochemistry with the ultimate goal of becoming a doctor.

Szymanski holds leadership positions in numerous school activities. He is president of the high school’s Model UN Club, treasurer for student council, captain of the high school ice hockey team, and manager for the high school soccer team. He received an underclassman award for excellence in the area of National Socialism and the Holocaust.

In the community, Szymanski has interned with state representative Dave Hickernell. He also is a member of the Hershey Bears junior ice hockey team and has represented his church at the Church Council National Youth Conference in Houston, TX.

Szymanski plans to attend the Honors College at George Mason University and major in Government and Public Policy.
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On Saturday April 27th, 29 Rotarians plus family members performed Maytown Road trash pickup, Etown borough alley cleanup and mulching at Wolgemuth Park as part of our annual Earth Day Service Day project.  Thank you to Past President Dan Brill for his dedication and coordination of this great service opportunity!
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April 15, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Katherine Bomboy and Amos Kollie were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for April. Bomboy and Kollie were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Bomboy is the daughter of Andy and Lori Bomboy of Elizabethtown. She is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Bomboy is active in numerous school programs and activities including Yearbook, Mini-THON, and Key Club. Bomboy has earned several underclass awards for academic excellence including in the areas of graphic design, painting, and algebra.

Bomboy is active in the community where she is a participant with the local Girl Scouts. She has volunteered to refresh the local community park, painted store windows downtown for the holiday season, and baked cookies for the homeless.
April Students of the Month
Bomboy plans to attend Kutztown University and obtain a degree in Communications.

Kollie is member of the prestigious National Technical Honor Society. Kollie is active in numerous school activities including Mini-THON, boys’ basketball and football. Kollie was a captain of the basketball team his senior season. He has also earned recognition for his play on the court where he has been a member of the Lancaster-Lebanon League all defensive team and as a section 2 honorable mention all star.

In the community, Kollie has been a volunteer counselor with the Bears Youth Basketball Youth camps.

Kollie plans to attend West Chester University and major in exercise science with hopes of ultimately obtaining a doctorate degree to become a physical therapist.
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March 11, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Ashley Johnson and Giani Leppler were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for March. Johnson and Leppler were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Johnson is the daughter of Mark and Christa Johnson of Elizabethtown. She is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Johnson holds leadership positions in numerous school programs. She is secretary for the Class of 2019, secretary for the Model United Nations club, and Kiwanis Club liaison for the Key Club. She is also active with the band and chorus, French Club, and serves as an intern with Brittany’s Hope. Johnson is the recipient of the Chairman’s Choice Historical Crisis Committee award.
March Students of the Month
Johnson is active in the community where she does volunteer work for the Masonic Village. She is employed by the Elizabethtown Public Library.

Johnson plans to attend college and obtain degrees in International Relations and French.

Leppler is the son of Chris Leppler of Elizabethtown and Kathy Amaro of Lancaster. He is member of the prestigious National Technical Honor Society. Leppler is active in numerous school activities including Chess Club and Book Club, as well as being a member of the soccer team.  

In the community, Leppler is employed at Lucky Ducks.

Leppler plans to attend college and major in Biology or Pre-Med with a minor in engineering.
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February 14, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Kayla Azaroff and Ryan Kruft were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for February. Azaroff and Kruft were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Azaroff is the daughter of Andre and Linda Azaroff of Mount Joy. She holds leadership positions in numerous school programs. She is president of student council, vice president of the Model UN club, and publicist and librarian for the high school chorus program. She has been a participant in the theater program during her years at high school, holding roles in both the spring musical and fall play programs. She has earned the excellence in theatre award from the high school and the Spirit of Theatre Award from the Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards program.

Azaroff is active in the community where she does volunteer work for the Susquehanna Stage Company. She was Elizabethtown Fair Queen runner-up in 2017 and 2018.
February Students of the Month
Azaroff plans to attend college and obtain a degree in political science with a minor in communications. She hopes to join the PEACE Corps and ultimately become a campaign manager.

Kruft is the son of David and Corrie Kruft of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Kruft is an accomplished musician. He has been named to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Band and the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association County Band. He is a member of the marching, concert, and jazz bands, as well as the orchestra and concert choir.

In addition to his contributions in music, Kruft is active with the theater department performing in both fall plays and spring musicals. He is a member of Key Club, helps out with Mini-THON, and is co-president of the German Club.

In the community, Kruft is a regular volunteer at the Water Street Rescue Mission. He has also participated in mission work through the Christian Endeavor Service in North Carolina and the Greater Love Church in Washington D.C.

Kruft plans to attend college in an urban setting and study business.
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Our Friday meeting has moved to Funk Brewing at 28 S Market Street in downtown Elizabethtown.  We meet in their new banquet room in the back.  Parking can be found in the municipal lots in the back or across the street.  Street parking may also be available.  Make sure to pay your dime to the parking meters!
       
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Elizabethtown Rotary Club's A Taste of Western Lancaster County
The First Friday of February every year ... A celebration of food, beverage, music and fellowship. 
 
This year's event is Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Elizabethtown Public Library. Savor food samplings to satisfy and excite your palate from the finest restaurants in the region.
Enjoy wine and beer tastings and live entertainment by local artists
 
General Information - NOW SOLD OUT!
Tickets $35 can be purchased online at tinyurl.com/twlc2019.  Physical tickets can be purchased at the library for $38. Event was sold out in late January last year.
 

OUR FANTASTIC

2019 SPONSORS*

PARTICIPATING

2019 VENDORS

Diamond Sponsor

White Family Dental

 

Save the Date Sponsor 

Moo-Duck Brewery

 

Cup Sponsor

Eastern Mobile Wash

 

Mint Sponsor

DDMP, Inc.

 

Plate Sponsor

John E. Fullerton Electric

 

Gold Sponsors

American Legion

Brown, Schultz, Sheridan & Fritz

Daniel Baum Company

Enginuity, LLC

Engle Printing & Publishing

Hornafius Insurance Agency

Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union

RDS Paving and Sealcoating

Rebman Eyecare / Vision Source

Stop-n-Go Oil Change

Union Community Bank

Whitmoyer Auto Group

 

Silver Sponsors

Andrew Douglas Jewelers

 B&G Lumber

Barton Signs

BCS Appliances

Brandt's Farm Supply

Brubaker Bros. Roofing

Bruce Environmental & Response Mgmt

CPRS Physical Therapy

Dreammaker Bath & Kitchen

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown Family Chiropractic

Elizabethtown Heating & Cooling

The Hess Agency

Friends of Dave Hickernell

HomeGrown Outdoor Finishes

John Martin Contractor LLC

John Smith Realty Group

Leo Kob Company Inc

Marietta Motors

Mile 6 LLC

Mitchell Forry Wallcovering Inc.

Nikolaus & Hohenadel LLC

Olweiler Insurance 

RS Asphalt Maintenance

Sollenberger Painting

Sure Stay Plus

Whippoorwill LLC

 

Gift in Kind

Toshiba Business Solutions

David's Furniture

Manor Church Lancaster

Epic Photography

Lethea Myers, Realtor

Hollinger Services

 

 

Allegro Winery

Appalachian Brewing

Baum's Bologna

 Black Gryphon

Black Walnut Dairy Farm

Cox Brewing

Dam Good Snacks

Elizabethtown Coffee Company

Fuego Latino

Funk Brewing Etown

The Gathering Place

Hammond Pretzels

Harvey's BBQ

Herr Snack Foods

Just A Little Indulgence Bakery

Lancaster Brewing Company 

Lucky Duck Bar & Grille

Mars Candies

McCleary's Irish Pub/Railroad House

Moo-Duck Brewery

Nissley Vineyards

Roots Beer Distributor

Scheid Produce

Spence Candies

T.J. Rockwells

Thorn Hill Winery

Troegs Brewing

Turkey Hill Dairy

 

  

Special Thanks

DeMolay of Elizabethtown

EASD Football Team

EASD Key Club

 

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January 14, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Katherine Kimbark and Sean Brown were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for January. Kimbark and Brown were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Kimbark is the daughter of Craig and Kristine Kimbark of Mount Joy. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Kimbark is involved in numerous school programs including Key Club, Mind and Body Club (co-founder and co-president), Mini-THON, and Peer Tutoring. She is captain of the girls’ volleyball team and a member of the track and field team.

Kimbark is active in the community where she does volunteer work for the Susquehanna Stage Company and the local Toys For Tots initiative. 
January Students of the Month
Kimbark plans to attend college and obtain a degree on Biochemistry in order to pursue a career in pharmaceutical research.

Brown is the son of Franklin and Caroline Brown of Elizabethtown. Brown earned the distinction of National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and is vying to be a finalist later this spring. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society and has been named an AP Scholar. 

Brown is an accomplished musician. He has been named to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District and Regional Orchestras, as well as the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association Orchestra. He is a member of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. He placed first in both the Hershey Symphony and Allegro Orchestra of Lancaster Young Artists Competitions.

In the community, Brown is active with the Libertarian Party of Lancaster County serving as their secretary and editor-in-chief of their newsletter.

Brown plans to attend college and obtain a degree in economics with a minor in music.
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ANOTHER GREAT "FAMILY OF ROTARY" ACTIVITY

 
 
Help Raise $1000
Hershey Bears vs. Laval Rocket
January 26, 2019
7:00 pm game time
SUITE 29
Food & Drink included
$75 per person
$$$ goes to help offset cost of Christmas Tree shed.
 
 
EASTERN MOBILE WASH is donating the suite, the tickets, and suite parking.
 
(some carpooling may be required)
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December 14, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Brooke Nicodemus and Logan Vogelsong were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for December. Nicodemus and Vogelsong were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Nicodemus is the daughter of Michael and Terese Nicodemus of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Nicodemus is involved in numerous school programs including Key Club, Bible Club, and Roots and Shoots. She is also a member of the cross country, swimming, and track & field teams.

Nicodemus is active in the community where she does volunteer work for the Key Club and Bible Club.
December Students of the Month
Nicodemus plans to attend college and explore the world.

Vogelsong is the son of Kathleen Keiper and William Vogelsong of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Vogelsong is an accomplished musician where he has served as percussion leader for the band and performed with the LLMEA All-County band.

Vogelsong is the president for the high school’s science club. As a member of the mathematics and computer programming competition team, he has represented EAHS at the Dickinson College Interscholastic Math Competition and the Bloomsburg University Computer Programming Competition. Vogelsong also serves as a tutor in the areas of chemistry and calculus. 

In the community, Vogelsong is active with DeMolay of Elizabethtown, performs with the Hershey Symphony and Bainbridge Community band, and volunteers at the Masonic Village.

Vogelsong plans to attend college and obtain a degree in chemical engineering or material science/engineering with a minor in mathematics or computer science.
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We are pleased to announce that during the 2018 Pints for Polio week we raised $3,177.60. With the match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this will help provide $9,532.80 to the ongoing effort to eliminate polio forever. A huge thank you to our local breweries Moo-Duck BreweryFunk Brewing Etown, and Cox Brewing Company without whom this could not happen! Thanks to Bruce Environmental & Response Management for again sponsoring the music and thanks to the businesses that donated raffle prizes! Of course, thanks to all of you who came out to support this effort! Cheers! 
#beerforcharity #beerforgood #endpolionow#loveetown
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The Christmas season is officially upon us! The Elizabethtown Rotary Club is once again selling Christmas trees now through Wednesday, December 19th in the parking lot of the Elizabethtown, PA GIANT Food Store at 1278 S. Market St. Elizabethtown.
 
Thanks to our generous sponsors, every dollar from every tree sold goes right back to the various greater Elizabethtown community projects our Rotary Club supports.
 
Our hours of selling trees are:  Sunday through Friday - 12:00pm - 9:00pm;  Saturday - 9:00am - 9:00pm
 
We have almost 600 premium, high quality Douglas and Fraser Fir Christmas trees available ranging in sizes from small "table top" trees to 9 foot.
 
Last year we sold out early so hurry and get yours before its too late!
Christmas Tree Sale is in Full Swing Tim Haak 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0

December 6, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Adrienne Nolt and Jared Wolf were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for November. Nolt and Wolf were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. 

Nolt is the daughter of Michael and Carol Nolt of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Nolt garnered Commended Student Status in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. She has also been honored as an AP Scholar. Nolt is active with Key Club, the Newspaper Club where she serves as editor, and as a peer tutor. She is a member of the concert choir earning selection to the county chorus festival the last two years. 

Nolt is active in the community where she volunteers at the Susquehanna Dance Center. She is the recipient of the Rotary Club’s Youth Leadership Award in 2018. 
November students of the month
Nolt plans to attend a four-year university and obtain a degree in dance and a yet to be determined second major.

Wolf is the son of Jeff Wolf of Mount Joy and Julie Weimer of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Wolf is active with the high school’s marching, symphonic and jazz bands, as well as the symphony and pit orchestras. He is a member of Key Club and works with the high school’s Literary Magazine. 

In the community, Wolf performs with the Elizabethtown College’s Symphonic Band, Mixed Winds Ensemble, and Saxophone Ensemble. He is also a member of the Masonic Village Encore Band and Bainbridge Band.  

Wolf plans to attend a music conservatory for classical saxophone performance and music education.

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We are please to announce the winners of the Etown Rotary Club 4-Way Speech Contest held Tues. Nov. 6 at Etown HS. They will be moving on to the Mid-level competition Thurs. Nov. 15 at Lebanon HS. 4-Way Speech Contest Chair Don Grabowski will  present all 4 of them with a check at our Nov. 30 Friday luncheon.
 
1st place ($100): Ethan Lown - gr. 11
 
2nd place ($50): Sarah Rhine - gr. 10
 
3rd place ($25): Evan Kready - gr. 10
 
4th place ($25): Kayla Azaroff - gr. 12
 
Congratulations to all the participants!
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October 17, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Erin Lownsbery and Ryan Minnich were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for October. Lownsbery and Minnich were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. 

Lownsbery is the daughter of Brian and Linda Lownsbery of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society where she garnered commended student status. Lownsbery holds leadership roles in numerous school programs including club leader for the Bible Club and section leader for the percussions in the marching band. She is also active with Key Club, concert choir, and the high school’s theater program where she performed in the spring musicals The Sound of Music and Curtains.

Lownsbery is active in the community where she works at the Willowood Swim Club. She’s also active with her church LCBC – Manheim Campus.Oct Students of the Month

Lownsbery plans to attend a four-year university and obtain a degree in nursing.

Minnich is the son of Sherri Minnich of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Minnich is active with the high school’s National History Day Program, Model United Nations, and the Quiz Bowl and We the People Teams. Minnich is a member of the orchestra where he has been selected to the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association County Orchestra. He also serves as a tutor for algebra.

In the community, Minnich performs with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. He also volunteers packing food bags and stocking shelves at Mount Joy Helping Services.

Minnich plans to attend college and major in philosophy with a minor in either linguistics, political science, or economics.
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Posted by Bob McClenathan on Oct 11, 2018 in the District 7390 Newsletter
 
 
 
One small part of the recent Eye Care Vocational Training Team to Malawi was providing low vision care to people with albinism. Here are photos of a few of our patients who received photochromatic spectacles, sunglasses with a unique tint just for them, sunscreen, and a telescope to improve distance vision. Rotary Club of Lancaster, with partner clubs Elizabethtown, Mechanicsburg North, Lancaster Penn Square, and Northern Lebanon County, sponsored this Global Grant project that included training of local eyecare practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, strabismus, albinism, diabetes, and a few other maladies. Ten Rotarians from our district, including Elizabethtown Rotarians Ken Wolfe and Joe Rebman , were joined by Danish colleagues to complete this amazing project.   
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September 24, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Abigail Alspaugh and Nathaniel McCloud were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Alspaugh and McCLoud were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. 

Alspaugh is the daughter of Eric and Wendy Alspaugh of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Alspaugh has held leadership roles in numerous school programs including librarian for the orchestra and Key Club secretary.

She plays the viola in the orchestra, is a member of the high school swim team, sits on the Prom Planning committee, serves as a tutor for chemistry, and helps with the spring musical tech team.

Alspaugh is active in the community where she volunteers with Helping Hands serving breakfast to the homeless in Harrisburg, PA. She also volunteers as a group leader at her church’s vacation bible school. Alspaugh is employed by the Masonic Village where she works at the Farm Market.
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Alspaugh plans to attend a four-year university and obtain a degree in the field of science.

McCloud is the son of Jeff and Elizabeth McCloud of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. McCloud is active with the high school newspaper, where he serves as editor. He also takes part in the Model United Nations program, is a member of the quiz bowl team, and runs cross country for EAHS. McCloud earned awards in the 2017 and 2018 MIT INSPIRE competition in the area of political science.

In the community, McCloud plays trombone in the Elizabethtown College jazz band and orchestra programs. He works at the Willowwood Swim Club.

McCloud plans to attend college.
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The Family of Rotary Committee has scheduled a bus trip to Washington DC on Thursday August 23rd to see the Phillies vs. Nationals baseball game.  Utilizing the National's "Strike Out Polio" program, $5 of every ticket will be donated to Rotary's PolioPlus .  If we have enough interest, we will be traveling in style using the themed "End Polio Now:" motorcoach from Bailey Coach.   The bus will leave Elizabethtown at 8:45 am for the 1 pm game.  Tickets are $75 each.
Ticket sales are now open online at  https://register.etownrotary.org/ for the August 23rd bus trip to Nationals Park.   
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Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Abigail Thomas and Kai-Uwe Konrad were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for June. Thomas and Konrad were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Thomas is the daughter of Ed and Luann Thomas of Elizabethtown. She is active in numerous school programs. She has held leadership roles with Mini-THON all four of her high school years culminating as chairperson her senior year. She has been involved with student council and the orchestra programs. She was team captain of the field hockey team her junior and senior years having earned both defensive and coaches pick for MVP as well as Lancaster-Lebanon League all-star status.

Thomas is active in the community. She volunteers at the Tel-Hal Retirement Home and with the GEARS youth field hockey program.
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Thomas plans to attend Slippery Rock University and major in criminal justice while at the same time continue her field hockey career.

Konrad is the son of Kai-Uwe and and Gwen Konrad of Elizabethtown. He has been inducted into the prestigious National Honor Society and was named a Commended Student in the highly respected National Merit Scholarship program. Konrad is active in numerous school activities including the quiz bowl and math/computer programming teams, Future Business Leaders of America, Habitat for Humanity, the Gay Straight Alliance, and the Newspaper Club.

After graduation, Konrad plans to attend Penn State University to attain a degree in mathematics.
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Posted on Jun 01, 2018
The Elizabethtown Rotary Club and President Tim Haak released the club's new website today.  The new site is hosted on the Clubrunner platform which will tie Elizabethtown Rotary's site to Rotary District 7390 and Rotary International.  Clubrunner also provides a phone app which will enable members to easily access important information like the club's member directory   and the calendar of events.
 
          .     Member directory and Events calendar on phone app.
 
The current domain name of www.ElizabethtownRotary.org will still be used.  A shortened domain of etownrotary.org also connects to the site.
 
The old site hosted by Clubwizard has been active since 2007 .  Upgrading the club's website was one of President Haak's goals for his 2017-2018 presidential year.
 
  Old site, vintage 2007     New site 2018
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Posted on May 19, 2018
President Tim Haak had the honor of presenting Brenda Barlet with her PHF+1 Paul Harris Fellow pin and Ralph Detrick with his PHF+3 Paul Harris Fellow pin at recent meetings in May.  Also at the Monday meeting on May 21st, David Ritter received his PHF+3.  A Paul Harris Fellow has given $1000 to the Rotary Foundation.  If a plus number appears after a name, it indicates additional multiples of $1000.   Thank you to Brenda, Ralph, and David for their support of the Rotary Foundation and for doing good in the world.
       
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Posted on May 15, 2018
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Mike Brubaker, Owner/Brewer of Moo-Duck Brewery, presented Dan Brill, Monday Meeting Chairperson a check for $300. Moo Duck selects a different charity to donate to every four months. The organization selects a beer during that period and for every beer that is ordered, Moo Duck donates .50 cents to that charity. Thanks to Moo Duck and thanks everyone for drinking Purple Carp or as we call it, Rotary Red!
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Posted on May 15, 2018
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On Friday, May 11th some members from our club officially dedicated this addition to the GEARS Poplar Street Playground. This project was paid for with funds from the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, Rotary District 7390 via a matching grant and GEARS. Special thanks to the kiddos who lended a hand!
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Posted on May 08, 2018
Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Lily Oltmans and Nathaniel DeGoede were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for May. Oltmans and DeGoede were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Oltmans is the daughter of Andrew and Tara Oltmans of Elizabethtown. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society. Oltmans is active in numerous school programs. She is a member of Key Club, co-editor for layout of the school newspaper, a member of the computer programming and mathematics competition team, and is member of the band and orchestra ensembles.

Oltmans is active in the community. She volunteers with the local Paint-the-Town event, as well as with Eggstravagansa sponsored by GEARS. She is employed by the Willowood Swim Club as a lifeguard and at the Masonic Village Farm Market as an orchard assistant.
May Students of the Month
Oltmans plans to attend Shippensburg University and major in computer engineering.

DeGoede is the son of Kurt and Beth DeGoede of Mount Joy. He has been inducted into the prestigious National Honor Society. DeGoede is active in numerous school activities including cross country, track and field, jazz band, the competition science team, the math and computer competition team, and the Model UN program.

In the community, DeGoede is employed by New Covenant Properties in their maintenance department. He is also active with his church serving as a sound, light, and video team volunteer.

After graduation, DeGoede plans to attend Valparaiso University to attain a degree in either computer or electrical engineering.
 
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Beginning Friday May 11th, the meeting location for the Elizabethtown Rotary Club's Friday gathering will be in the lower level of the Elizabethtown Public Library.  The library has graciously opened their doors on Fridays until the board can establish a permanent Friday meeting location.  
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From this week's Elizabethtown Advocate...  "Elizabethtown’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post is closing its building.  The veterans group notified the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, which meets at the post building on Fridays, that it would have to find a new place to meet. Elizabethtown Rotary President Tim Haak said the VFW told him the last time the post building would be available for a Rotary meeting would be Friday, May 4. Elizabethtown’s Kiwanis Club also meets in the building."
 
Beginning May 11, the Friday meeting of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club will be held in the lower level meeting room of the Elizabethtown Public Library on a temporary basis.  President Haak is working with the board to establish a new permanent meeting location for the Friday meeting.  
 
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Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Emily Oyler and Austin Kreiser were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for April. Oyler and Kreiser were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Oyler is the daughter of Ronald and Beth Oyler of Elizabethtown. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society. Oyler holds leadership positions in numerous school programs. She is co-layout editor for the school newspaper, stage manager for the musical, captain of the girls’ tennis team, and manager for the boys’ tennis team. She is also active with Key Club, concert choir, and the bible club.

Oyler is active in the community. She assists the local Chamber of Commerce as part of our high school’s internship program. She also helps with the junior team tennis program.
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Oyler plans to attend Kutztown University and major in communication design.

Kreiser is the son of Eric and Erica Kreiser of Elizabethtown. He has been inducted into the prestigious National Honor Society. Kreiser is active in numerous school activities including FFA and the ski club. He is a member of the boys’ volleyball team. For his work with FFA, Kreiser has received numerous honors including an FFA Keystone Degree, the wildlife management award, the manufacturing technology award, and two third place finishes as a member of the Pork Bowl and Ag Mechanics teams.

In the community, Kreiser is active with the Boy Scouts of America having earned its highest honor of Eagle Scout. He also shows pigs at the Elizabethtown Fair and PA Farm Show.

After graduation, Kreiser plans to attend Penn State University to attain a degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences with the goal of becoming a large animal/food animal veterinarian.

Rotary is a service organization that helps build goodwill and peace in the local community and throughout the world. The main objective of Rotary is service in the community. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. The Elizabethtown Rotary Club has supported the Elizabethtown youth for many years and in many ways.  Some of the Rotary programs have been; Rotary Student of the Month, Pfautz Scholarship, Student Loans, Text-A-Tip notification program, Byrnes Health Center Field Trips, America’s Promise, Junior Achievement (JA) and others.  
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