Fitness for Fun Ones- CONCLUDED!

STORY UPDATE:  The challenge has concluded, and BERM has contributed $1300.00 to the Central Penn Food Bank!  THANK YOU, ROTARIAN MARK BRUCE, FOR LEADING US BY YOUR EXAMPLE!
 
Rotarian Mark Bruce has announced a challenge for all members of Etown Rotary. Track your miles of running, biking or walking for fitness purposes, and report them to him between now and the 4th of July, and he will give $1.00 per mile to the Central Penn Food Bank in honor of you and the club, up to 1000 cumulative miles. Take a screen print of your progress tracked in a fitness app, or otherwise certify your workout mileage to him each time you exercise and send it to his email address.   He will report progress through the club social media and the SPOKE, and will write the check directly to the CPFB. When he is ready to make that presentation, anyone else who would like to personally contribute at the same time, in honor of our Rotarian health warriors, will be invited to join him at that time.
  
           
 
Congratulations Elizabethtown, PA Rotary Club! Together, through the week ending 6/21, we have accumulated 1,124.44 miles!! Since many of you have already logged in miles this week, I will add this weeks miles to the tally and match $1 per mile ending 6/28. Thank you all for your efforts to help me raise money for the PA Central Food Bank.
 
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Elizabethtown Rotary Fantasy Hockey League Donates Season Pot to ECHOs.

The inaugural season of the Elizabethtown Rotary Fantasy Hockey League ended abruptly on March 12th when the NHL suspended play due to COVID.  The ERFHL was in the midst of first round of the playoffs.  Now that the NHL has cancelled the rest of the regular season, the 6 playoff team owners have voted to donate the league's $250 pot to ECHOs (Elizabethtown Community Housing and Outreach Services).  The ERFHL plans to play again in the 2020-2021 season.  Any club member interested in owning a team should contact Jeff Clark.  The ERFHL Draft in September 2019.
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June Students of the Month

June 3, 2020- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Lauren Duffitt and Dominic Gomez were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for June. Duffitt and Gomez were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Duffitt is the daughter of George and Amy Duffitt of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Duffitt is active in a number of school programs including Key Club, the cross-country team, the track and field team, marching band, and the orchestra.

In the community, Duffitt is active in the girl scouts where she has earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award. She is also active in her church’s youth group and the singing and bell choirs.

Duffitt plans commission into the Air Force through the ROTC program at the University of Pittsburgh with a major in an engineering field.
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Gomez is the son of Leonel and Melisa Gomez of Elizabethtown. Gomez holds leadership positions in numerous school programs. He is captain of the Quiz Bowl team, an Attollo scholar through the Attollo prep program, and a student ambassador. He is also active with Model UN, Future Business Leaders of Americas, the Competitive Coders Club, and the German American Partnership program. As captain of the Quiz Bowl team, Gomez earned outstanding performance honors in the Lancaster Lebanon Quiz Bowl league. He also placed first his senior year in the Future Business Leaders of America Law competition.

In the community, Gomez is active with the Boy Scout where he has earned prestigious Eagle Scout honors. He is a member of the Hershey Free Church where he is active with his youth group.

Gomez plans to attend Messiah College in the fall and major in Politics and International Relations with plans on becoming a foreign services officer.
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May Students of the Month

May 20, 2020- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Ashley Driesbach and Aiden Weaver were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for May. Driesbach and Weaver were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Driesbach is the daughter of Jason Driesbach and Hilarie Mohn of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Driesbach is active in a number of school programs including Key Club, Math and Computer Science Club, and the Competition Science team where she has competed at both the local science fair and Science Olympiad. She is Layout Editor for the Newspaper Club.

Driesbach has earned numerous awards in the area of science. She won the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, placed first in the chemistry category at the 2020 North Museum Science Fair, and placed third in the Brossman Science Knowledge Contest and Lecture.

In the community, Driesbach is active at e-Dance where she is both a dancer and teacher assistant.

Driesbach plans to attend the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University and major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in chemistry. She has hopes of earning her doctorate degree in Biochemistry and pursue a career in research
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Weaver is the son of Christopher and Stephanie Weaver of Elizabethtown. He is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Weaver is a member of the Student Council, the high school orchestra, and the high school track and field team.

In the community, Weaver is active with club soccer where he was named to the All-East Region All Star team and the US National U17 Team. Weaver is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mounty Joy, PA.

Weaver plans to attend Stanford University where he will pursue a degree in management engineering. His ultimate goal is to play professional soccer in the United States.
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April Students of the Month

April 25, 2020- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Anna DeGoede and Liam Hanley were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for April. DeGoede and Hanley were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

DeGoede is the daughter of Kurt and Beth DeGoede of Mount Joy. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. DeGoede is active in numerous school programs including concert band, marching band, orchestra, and pit orchestra. She is senior editor for the school newspaper. She is a sliver key recipient in the Scholastic Writing Awards program.

In the community, DeGoede is active with the Elizabethtown College Community Orchestra and Band. She is a member of Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren.
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DeGoede plans to attend Hofstra University and obtain a degree in English.

Hanley is the son of James and Mary Jo Hanley of Bainbridge. He is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Hanley is a member of the Student Council where he serves as co-chair of Community Service Committee. He is also active with Key Club, the Mind and Body Club (Race Director- Run For The Health Of It 5k), Science Olympiad, Science Fair, and is a member of the high school’s ice hockey team.

In the community, Hanley is a member of the Conoy Lions Club. His community service work includes helping out with the American Legion-Libhart Dyer Post 197 and at Conoy Township Summer Playground. He is active with the Hershey Junior Bears Ice Hockey program. He is a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hoernerstown, PA.

Hanley plans to attend Bemidji State University, dual majoring in Biochemistry and Aquatic
Biology. After graduation, he would like to enlist in the United States Navy with the ultimate goal of becoming a Navy SEAL.
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March Students of the Month

March 5, 2020- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Sierra Miller and Ben Wohlbowne were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for March. Miller and Wohlbowne were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Miller is the daughter of Tony and Sue Miller of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Miller is president of the high school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club and treasurer of the Key Club. She is also active with the school newspaper.

As a member of FBLA, Miller has earned regional ad state awards.  She place fifth in Personal Finance at state conference and second in Personal Finance at regional conference her junior year. During her sophomore year, she placed third Accounting at the state level and first in Accounting at the regional level. She also attended the national FBLA conference as a tenth grader.
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In the community, Miller performs community service as part of the high school’s Key Club program.
Miller is a member of the Word of Life Chapel in Bainbridge.

Miller plans to attend Shippensburg University to major in Accounting and earn an MBA degree.

Wohlbowne is the son of Dr. David Bowne and Dr. Deb Wohl of Elizabethtown. He is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Hanley is a member Key Club, the Orchestra (cello), and a Student Ambassador at the high school.

An accomplished artist, two of his drawings were selected for display at the Millersville University Art Exhibit held at the Winter Visual and Performing Art Center. Wohlbowne has taken part in the Cubes in Space program where he was a national finalist.

In the community, Wohlbowne volunteers at the Winter’s Heritage House Museum. He is also active with the Construct Hip Hop Team at Morton’s Dance Center.

Wohlbowne plans to attend a university for a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree.
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Club Meetings Suspended Due to COVID-19

Until further notice, club meetings will be held via the Zoom format at the regularly scheduled times, Friday at 12:15 pm and Monday at 6:00 pm.  If you wish to attend a club meeting, please contact the club secretary via the Contact Us button above to receive an invite link.
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February Students of the Month

February 4, 2020- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Emma Musser and Tristan Mabee were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for February. Musser and Mabee were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Musser is the daughter of Greg and Jodi Musser of Mount Joy. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. She is active with the Bible Club and the high school’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) program. Musser earned the distinction of 2020 Homecoming Queen.

As a member of FFA, Musser has earned numerous statewide awards. Her honors include first place in the PA FFA Swine Entrepreneurship Proficiency contest, a finalist in the PA FFA Diversified Livestock Proficiency contest, second place in the PA FFA Prepared Public Speaking contest, sixth place in the PA FFA Creed Speaking contest, and PA FFA Second Year Scholar distinction. She’s also earned the Star Greenhand and Chapter degrees as a member of the Elizabethtown FFA.
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Musser is active in the local agriculture scene. She has held numerous leadership positions with the Lancaster County 4H organization including treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president of the swine club; treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president of the beef club; and secretary of the goat club. She is also active with Lancaster County’s FFA serving as both sentinel and secretary. Musser is employed by Floral Designs of Mount Joy.

Musser plans to attend Penn State University with a major in agriculture science.

Mabee is the son of Duane and Joy Mabee of Elizabethtown. He is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Mabee is a member of the high school football and competition science teams. He is also active with the student newspaper. At the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair, Mabee placed second in the animal science category.

In the community, Mabee volunteers annually with the Global Aid Network.

Mabee plans to attend a local four-year college or university to earn a degree in Chemistry. He ultimately desires to be a member of a respected research team.
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January Service Project

On January 8th, Etown Rotarians volunteered at the Central Pennsylvania Good Bank. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank handles 59 million pounds of food, serving 49 million meals, serving 140,000 people through Central Pennsylvania. This crew boxed and crated 320 boxes of food.
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January Students of the Month

January 9, 2020- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Catherine Duncan and Steven Dixon were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for January. Duncan and Dixon were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Duncan is the daughter of Charlynn Duncan of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Duncan holds leadership positions in numerous school programs including being a Mini-THON captain for three years and field hockey team captain for two years, as well as vice president of Key Club. She is also a member of the marching band and Aevidum Club. Duncan had the honor of representing EAHS at the Mini-THON Leadership summit her freshman, sophomore, and junior years. As a member of Key Club, she has attended the Kiwanis Club’s District Convention and Key-Leader program.

Duncan is active in the community. She has participated in Northwest EMS’s Junior EMS academy. She also attended the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown’s Youth Leadership program. Duncan is an active member of LCBC Manheim campus.

Duncan plans to attend Penn State University with a major in nursing. She hopes to specialize in trauma nursing.
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Dixon is the son of Tom and Natalie Dixon of Elizabethtown. He holds several leadership positions at the high school.  He is a Mini-THON captain and captain of both the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. He is also active with the social studies department’s mock election debate program, and he represented the high school at the National Youth Leadership Conference in Washington DC.

In the community, Dixon is an active member of the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church. He is employed by Jay Vending in Hershey.

Dixon plans to attend East Stroudsburg University to obtain a degree in exercise science with a career goal of becoming a personal trainer.
 
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December Students of the Month

December 6, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Rachel Handshew and Jesse Myers were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for December. Handshew and Myers were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Handshew is the daughter of Michael and Deborah Handshew of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Handshew holds leadership positions in numerous school programs including being president of the Key Club, treasurer for the Class of 2020, and a committee member on the high school’s Mini-THON planning team. She is also active with the swimming and cheerleading teams, pep club, and is a founding member of the hiking club. Through her work with Key Club, Handshew has supported the GEARS Fall Fest, the Lititz Chocolate Walk, and the Kiwanis Club’s Breakfast with Santa initiative.

Handshew is active in the community where she has performed with and assisted at the E-Dance Center. She has also performed with the Susquehanna Dance Center and Company Dance. Handshew is a lifeguard and swimming team member at the Willowood Swim Club. Handshew is an active member at Christ Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown.
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Handshew plans to attend college with a major in dance.

Myers is the son of John and Kim Myers of Elizabethtown. He is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Myers holds several leadership positions at the high school including the captain of the cross-country team and co-leader of the Bible Club. He is also active with Key Club, the competition science team where he medaled at the state Science Olympiad event, and the high school’s “See You At The Pole” initiative.

In the community, Myers is a staff member in the dietary services division at Masonic Village Healthcare Center. Myers is an active member at Bossler Mennonite Church and attends Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ’s youth group.

Myers plans to either enter the electrical trade or attend a post-secondary institution to obtain a degree in Material Science.
 
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November Students of the Month

November 7, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Claire Fritz and Jacob Sevcik were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for November. Fritz and Sevcik were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Fritz is the daughter of Matthew and Carrie Fritz of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Fritz is an accomplished musician. She is a member of the concert, marching, and jazz bands; concert and show choirs; and the orchestra. Her senior year, she served as drum major for the marching band. Fritz has been named to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7, Region 5, and All-State chorus ensembles, as well as the District 7 orchestra ensemble. She is also a member of the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association county band, chorus, and orchestra ensembles.

Fritz has been active with the high school’s fall play and spring musical programs where she has held featured roles in both seasonal productions. Fritz earned a Hershey Theater Apollo Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her role as Maggie Cutler in The Man Who Came to Dinner.

Fritz is active in the community where she performs for the E-Dance Center. She is employed by the Hershey Trolley Works as a performer. Fritz is an active member at Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren.Claire Fritz and Jacob Sevcik

Fritz plans to attend college to study music education and voice performance.

Sevcik is the son of Matt and Mindy Sevcik of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Sevcik holds several leadership positions at the high school including captain of the boys’ soccer and volleyball teams, section leader for both the band and chorus, and security captain for min-THON. He is also active with the high school’s spring musical, bible club, and orchestra.

Sevcik is both an accomplished athlete and musician. He is a Lancaster-Lebanon League Section One all star in volleyball; a member of the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association’s county chorus and band ensembles; and a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s District 7 and Region 5 chorus ensembles.

In the community, Sevcik is a staff member at the Gretna Glen Camp and Retreat Center. He has also been a youth leader at the SEARCH for Christian Maturity retreat program. Sevcik is an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown

Sevcik plans to attend college and pursue a degree in chemical engineering.
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October Students of the Month

October 16, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Ellen Schlosser and Adam Evans were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for October. Schlosser and Evans were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities.

Schlosser is the daughter of Matt and Hether Schlosser of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Schlosser holds numerous leadership positions at the high school including student council secretary, Science Olympiad team manager, and Lancaster County Career and Technology Center student ambassador.

Schlosser has earned several awards during her high school years. She placed third in the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair in the Biomedical and Translational Health Sciences category. She received the high school’s Contemporary Issues Student of the Year Award as part of the underclass awards program her junior year.

Schlosser is active in the community where she has interned at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Women and Babies Hospital and is a teacher assistant for the E-Dance Center. She is also active with St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
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Schlosser plans to attend college and obtain a teaching nursing.

Evans is the son of Andy and Jodie Evans of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Evans holds several leadership positions at the high school including class president and captain of varsity soccer team. In addition, Evans is a member of the track and field team and the chorus and show choirs. He is also active with the school newspaper, the computer programming and mathematics club, Mini-THON, and EAHS Theater productions.

An accomplished thespian, Evans held the lead role of Horton in the high school’s award-winning production of Seussical the Musical. As Horton, Evans received a Hershey Theater Apollo Awards nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actor category. Evans has been honored with the Coach’s Award for Distance both his sophomore and junior years as a member of the track and field team. He also received the high school’s World Language Department Award as part of the underclass awards program his freshman year.

In the community, Evans has been a participant in the Penn State Harrisburg STEM Summer Enrichment Program. He is also active with the Hershey Trolley Works as an actor and tour guide.

Evans plans to attend college and pursue a degree in engineering.
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September Students of the Month

September 24, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Abigail Dehmey and Ethan Lown were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Dehmey and Lown were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities.

Dehmey is the daughter of Corey and Jacquelyn Dehmey of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Dehmey is currently treasurer of student council. She is also active with the Science Olympiad, Competition Science, and the girls’ Lacrosse teams.

Dehmey has earned numerous awards during her high school years. She placed third in the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair in the Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Engineering category. She has earned varsity letters in soccer, swimming, and lacrosse. She qualified for the district swimming meet and the state science Olympiad competition.

Dehmey is active in the community where she volunteers as a middle school soccer coach. She is also a tutor at East High Street Elementary for the “Bigs and Littles” program.
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Dehmey plans to attend Penn State University and obtain a teaching degree

Lown is the son of Rick and Andrea Lown of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Lown holds numerous leadership positions at the high school including student council president, class historian, Future Business Leaders of America treasurer, tennis team captain, and orchestra vice president. He is also active with the bible club, key club, and pit orchestra.

Lown has earned numerous awards at EAHS. He is a Lancaster-Lebanon League all-star and co-player of the year for tennis having qualified for the district meet. He was named to the county orchestra and is a two-time Future Business Leaders of America state qualifier. He was the 4-way Rotary Speech winner at EAHS advancing to the county level where he placed second.  

In the community, Lown has volunteered with the Global Aid Network and with the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils. He has taken part in several mission trips including to Mozambique, Tanzania, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. Lown also assists at the GEARS tennis camps.

Lown plans to attend college and pursue a degree in criminal law.
 
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Summer Service!  ... Central PA Food Bank

21 Etown Rotarians spent the evening volunteering at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Special thanks to Jeffrey Clark for organizing the event. Our volunteer coordinators put us to work counting water Melons and bagging corn.

We all had a great time and enjoyed giving back.

         
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Upcoming Summer 2019 Service Projects

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 Students of the Month

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.
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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 Students of the Month

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.
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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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Earth Day Service Day 2019

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 Students of the Month

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.
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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 Students of the Month

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.
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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 Students of the Month

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.
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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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New Location of Friday Meeting!

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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2019 A Taste of Western Lancaster County

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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 Students of the Month

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. 
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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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B E A R S Bears,Bears, Bears!      (Woooooo)
 

 

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 Students of the Month

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.
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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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Pints for Polio Totals Announced

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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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Christmas Tree Sale is in Full Swing

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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!
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November Students of the Month 

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. 
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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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4-Way Test Speech Contest Winners Announced

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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 Students of the Month

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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Eye Care Vocational Training Team

 
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 Students of the Month

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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Family of Rotary Event Scheduled - Phillies vs. Nationals Bus trip

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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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Rotary Students of the Month for June 2018

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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Elizabethtown Rotary Club Releases New Website and Phone App

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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3 Paul Harris Fellow Pins Awarded in May

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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Moo-Duck Donates to Etown Rotary 

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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Poplar Street Playground Dedicated

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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Rotary Students of the Month for May 2018

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.
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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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Friday Meeting Moves to Library

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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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Friday Meeting Searching for New Home

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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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Rotary Students of the Month for April 2018

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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