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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.
June Students of the Month
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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