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Posted on Aug 23, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg shifted its meeting time on Wednesday, August 23rd, to 6:00 PM to perform a service project for the community and the club. It cleaned up the landscaping around the Welcome to Mechanicsburg sign and a granite marker.
Club Service Project Makes a Difference 2017-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
Past President Mark Recognized for Service Tom Burson 2017-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Raffle Concludes with $2,000 Winner Tom Burson 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jul 05, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg's President for 2017-18, Amy KS Bockis, was inducted along with other club presidents from District 7390 during the opening Ceremonies of the harrisburg Senators baseball game on June 29th.
President Amy Inducted at Senators Game Tom Burson 2017-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jun 21, 2017
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Honorary and former active club member, Bob Suckling, passed away on Tuesday, June 13th. He joined the Mechanicsburg club in December 2004 after retiring to Bethany Village from Altoona where he had been a club member since 1973. He was made an honorary Mechanicsburg club member in June 2015. His funeral was held on June 19 in Duncansville, PA with a memorial service at Bethany Village on June 22. His complete obituary can be found here.
Honorary/Former Member Bob Suckling Dies Tom Burson 2017-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jun 07, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg presented five $2,000 scholarships at a special dinner meeting held at Messiah College on June 7. The keynote speaker was District 7390 Governor Elect Una Martone.
Club Awards $10,000 in Scholarships Tom Burson 2017-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on May 09, 2017
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The Rotary Group Vocational Service Exchange Team (GVSE) from Taiwan Rotary District 3460 visited with our District 7390 Groups A & B the week of April 29 thru May 5 after their arrival in Lancaster on April 22nd. The thumbnail image (click to enlarge) is the club banner exchange at the three club meeting on May 4th. Left to right: Mechanicsburg Vice President, Mike McConahy; Hsin-Yi Lee (Tiana); Hsin-Chich Lin (Taishow); GVSE Team Leader, Anna Lee; Mechanicsburg North Club President, Chuck Hiller; West Shore Club President, Chuck Cenkner; Lin-Ya Huang (ViVi); and Ming-Jhang Lai (Bug).
GVSE Teams Visits Mechanicsburg Tom Burson 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on May 08, 2017
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Former club member, Don Gleichman, passed away on Friday, May 5th. He was the Club President in 2006-07. He was a great promoter of the club participating in an international project and went on our first well drilling project with his granddaughter, Eliana, in El Salvador in 2009. He resigned in 2012. His obituary is at this link.
Past President Don Gleichman Dies Tom Burson 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Apr 28, 2017
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At a special evening meeting of the club on April 26, club members and guests learned about the new officer, K-9 Marc, he joined the Mechanicsburg Police Department to work on drug detection and as a tracker.
Mechanicsburg K-9 Marc Presentation Tom Burson 2017-04-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Apr 20, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg under the leadership of Dave Burns has concluded a fund raising project for Polio Plus in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Rotary Foundation in 1917 at the International Convention in Atlanta. At the end of March, a total of $1,945 was raised for Polio Plus.
Polio Plus Fund Raising Project a Great Success Tom Burson 2017-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Apr 12, 2017
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Mechanicsburg Rotary students for the month of April were welcomed on April 5th and were interviewed by Amy Bockis, Student of the Month Committee member.
Rotary Students of the Month for April Tom Burson 2017-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Mar 29, 2017
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At its meeting of March 29th, The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg made a number of donations to local organizations. Representatives of each organization were present to receive the donations. These donations are possible because of funds raised by various club projects as well as other donations toward the club's charitable and educational funds.
Club Makes Donations to Community Organizations Tom Burson 2017-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Mar 01, 2017
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Mechanicsburg Rotary students for the month of March were welcomed on March 1st and were interviewed by Amy Bockis, Student of the Month Committee member.
Rotary Students of the Month for March Tom Burson 2017-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Feb 08, 2017
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Mechanicsburg Rotary students for the month of February were welcomed on Feb. 1st and 8th and were interviewed by Amy Bockis, Student of the Month Committee member.
Rotary Students of the Month for February Tom Burson 2017-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
Tom Burson Receives Additional PHF Tom Burson 2017-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jan 18, 2017
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Students for the month of January were welcomed on Jan. 4th and were interviewed by Amy Bockis, Student of the Month Committee member.
Students of the Month for January Tom Burson 2017-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Dec 21, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg under the leadership of Dave Burns has started a fund raising project for Polio Plus in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Rotary Foundation in 1917 at the International Convention in Atlanta.
Polio Plus Fund Raising Project Tom Burson 2016-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Mike Romano Inducted on December 21th Tom Burson 2016-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Dec 02, 2016
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The annual Rotary District 7390 Rotary Foundation dinner was held at Central Penn College on November 30th and was attended by eight members of the club.
Rotary Foundation Dinner a Big Success Tom Burson 2016-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Nov 09, 2016
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Students for the month of November were welcomed on Nov. 2nd and were interviewed by Amy Bockis, Student of the Month Committee member.
Students of the Month for November Tom Burson 2016-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
DG Kevin Cogan Speaks to Club Tom Burson 2016-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
CEO Una Martone Introduces "Leadership Harrisburg Area" Tom Burson 2016-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade Tom Burson 2016-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Oct 05, 2016
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Students for the month of October were welcomed on Oct. 5th and were interviewed by Amy Bockis, Student of the Month Committee member.
Students of the Month for October Tom Burson 2016-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
Neil Brownawell Receives Paul Harris Fellow Award Tom Burson 2016-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
Past President Wolfkill Receives PHF Tom Burson 2016-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jul 27, 2016
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Mechanicsburg Police Chief Mindy Myers spoke to the club on July 27 and gave them an update on policing in the Borough of Mechanicsburg. 
Chief Mindy Myers Speaks to Club Tom Burson 2016-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
Dr. Vandrew Updates Club on Mechanicsburg Schools Tom Burson 2016-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Mechanicsburg Councilman Weber Speaks to Club Tom Burson 2016-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jul 14, 2016
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The Rotary Club's Mechanicsburg Little League Team's manager, Bryan Hellam, presented the club with a plaque in thanks for the club's sponsorship for sixty-four years.
Little League Present Plaque to Club Tom Burson 2016-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
New President and Board Installed Tom Burson 2016-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jun 22, 2016
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The program of June 22 included an update on two club grants - Youth Impact Project and 3D Printer for Northern High School.
Club Gets Update on Two Grants Tom Burson 2016-06-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jun 22, 2016
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Jubilee Day on June 16 was a very successful day for the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg. There was a great turnout despite the occasional rain and we sold out of pretzels at 7 PM. Thank you to all the members who helped.
Jubilee Day Very Successful Tom Burson 2016-06-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jun 11, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg presented five $2,000 scholarships at a special dinner meeting held at Messiah College on June 8. The keynote speaker was District 7390 Governor Elect Kevin Cogan.
Club Awards $10,000 in Scholarships Tom Burson 2016-06-11 04:00:00Z 0
Club Recognized for Sponsoring UABA Team Tom Burson 2016-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
Bob Hamilton Receives Additional PHF Tom Burson 2016-05-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Apr 30, 2016
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The Rotary Group Vocational Service Exchange Team (GVSE) from Australia Rotary District 9640 visited with our District 7390 Groups A & B the last week of April after their arrival in Harrisburg on April 23rd. The thumbnail image (click to enlarge) is the club banner exchange at the three club meeting on April 28. Left to right: Mechanicsburg North Club President Amy Spotts, West Shore Club President Joe McNally, GVSE Team Leader Rotarian Bron Lacy, Nadia Venzke, Renee Garske, Jo Bell, Caitlin Reid, and GVSE Group A Coordinator Tom Burson (Mechanicsburg Club).
GVSE Team Visits Mechanicsburg Tom Burson 2016-04-30 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for April 2016 Tom Burson 2016-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
Daniel R. Steinfield Inducted on April 6th Tom Burson 2016-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
Congressman Lou Barletta Speaks to Club Tom Burson 2016-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Mar 14, 2016
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At the club meeting of March 10th, the program was a presentation on a trip to El Salvador by seven club members. The purpose of the trip was to visit the site in Metalillito of the recently completed composting toilet project, meet with the community and Rotarians involved, learn about the country, and develop contacts for future projects. (Inset pictures shows team members with San Salvador Noreste club members and community members in front of the new water tank...click to enlarge.)
Club Members Report on Trip to El Salvador Tom Burson 2016-03-14 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for March 2016 Tom Burson 2016-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Dino DiFrancesco Inducted on February 24th Tom Burson 2016-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for February 2016 Tom Burson 2016-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for January 2016 Tom Burson 2016-01-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for December 2015 Tom Burson 2015-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
Club Receives Recognition at Foundation Dinner Tom Burson 2015-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Work Continues on El Salvador Project Extension Tom Burson 2015-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for November 2015 Tom Burson 2015-11-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Oct 25, 2015
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Longtime member Earl W. Pyke died on October 19th. He joined the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg in August of 1953 and has faithfully served until the last few months. He has been active in various positions in the club and served as President in 1971-72. We send condolences to his wife, Jayne, and his family. He will be greatly missed by all. His obituary can be found at the Malpezzie Funeral Home web site.
Longtime Member Earl Pyke Dies Tom Burson 2015-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade Tom Burson 2015-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for October 2015 Tom Burson 2015-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg Ox Roast is a club sponsored fundraiser featuring either a roast beef or chicken dinner that includes meat, baked potato, pepper slaw, apple sauce, roll & butter and drink. Tickets are $11 in advance and $12 at the park and are available from any member.
51th Annual Rotary Ox Roast, Sat. Sept 19 2015-09-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Sep 13, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg Ox Roast is a club sponsored fundraiser featuring either a roast beef or chicken dinner that includes meat, baked potato, pepper slaw, apple sauce, roll & butter and drink. Tickets are $11 in advance and $12 at the park and are available from any member.
52nd Annual Rotary Ox Roast Sat. Sept. 17 Tom Burson 2015-09-13 04:00:00Z 0
Kelly Forbes Inducted on September 2nd Tom Burson 2015-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
Marc Teenie Inducted on August 26th Tom Burson 2015-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
Club El Salvador Project Is Being Extended Tom Burson 2015-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Sarah Thomas Talks About GSE Experience Tom Burson 2015-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Officers for 2015-16 Installed Tom Burson 2015-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Patrick Wolfkill Installed as Club President 2015-16 Tom Burson 2015-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jun 17, 2015
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The Mechanicsburg Club was treated to an informative program on June 17 about the Youth Impact Project to be held at the Northern York High School on August 1, 2015. 
Youth Impact Project Plans Explained Tom Burson 2015-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jun 13, 2015
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The Mechanicsburg Club awards five student scholarships at a special evening meeting on June 2 which was held at the Hoestetter Chapel at Messiah College. 
Club Awards Five Student Scholarship Tom Burson 2015-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on May 26, 2015
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The El Salvador composting toilet project has been completed as of May 25th as far as construction and training. A detailed report with Google English translation is available here.
 
Club Sanitation Project Is Finished Tom Burson 2015-05-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on May 17, 2015
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The Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from the Czech and Slovac Republics Toured areas of interest in Mechanicsburg on May 13. Shown is visit with Chief Davis Spotts. See the team's FaceBook page here which describes their experiences day by day.
GSE Team Enjoys Visit To Mechanicsburg Tom Burson 2015-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Apr 20, 2015
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The El Salvador composting toilet project is making very fast progress through the eleventh week of construction with the third stage (45 units) almost complete for a total of 135 units. A detailed report with Google English translation is available here.
 
Club Sanitation Project Continues Fast Pace Tom Burson 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Apr 18, 2015
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The Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from the Czech and Slovac Republics arrives. See the team's FaceBook page here which describes their experiences day by day.
GSE Team Arrives Tom Burson 2015-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for April 2015 Tom Burson 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Mar 24, 2015
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The El Salvador composting toilet project is making good progress through the sixth week of construction withe the first stage completed (45 units) and much work done on the second stage. A detailed report with Google English translation is available here.
 
Club Sanitation Project Making Good Progress Tom Burson 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Mar 19, 2015
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The Mechanicsburg Rotary Club celebrated the 77th year since its charter with a social event on March 18th at the Oaks Museum of Natural History at Messiah College.
Club's 77th Anniversary Party Tom Burson 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for March 2015 Tom Burson 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Feb 17, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg in conjunction with the Rotary Club San Salvador Noroeste in El Salvador has started to build 180 composting toilets in the community of Metalillito. (Shown at left is one of the completed prototypes.)
Club Sanitation Project in El Salvador has Started Tom Burson 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Results of Club Support of Joni and Friends Tom Burson 2015-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for February 2015 Tom Burson 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for January 2015 Tom Burson 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Club Sanitation Project in El Salvador to Start Soon Tom Burson 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jan 27, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg has completed its Global Grant request in  conjunction with the Rotary Club San Salvador Noroeste in El Salvador to build 180 composting toilets in the community of Metalillito. The grant request was approved on Dec. 15 and is funded by the Rotary Foundation as of Jan. 7.‚Äč
Club Sanitation Project in El Salvador Approved Tom Burson 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Joe Anderson Inducted to Membership Tom Burson 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Petrie Receives Additional PHF Tom Burson 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Two New members Inducted Tom Burson 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for December 2014 Tom Burson 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for November 2014 Tom Burson 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for November 2014 Tom Burson 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Brad McCarty Speaks to Club Patrick Wolfkill 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
John Cope Honors Two Grandkids With PHFs Tom Burson 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Miller Celebrates 95th Birthday John Mengel 2014-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Danny Thompson Speaks to Club of Cumberland Pointe Project Patrick Wolfkill 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Johnathan Hershey Receives Scholarship Tom Burson 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade Tom Burson 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Lesile Petrie Receives Paul Harris Fellow Award Tom Burson 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month for October 2014 Tom Burson 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Andy Shay Inducted as Newest member on 9/17/2014 Tom Burson 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Mike McConahy Inducted as Newest member on 9/3/2014 Tom Burson 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
50th Annual Rotary Ox Roast Tom Burson 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Joe Wright Inducted as Newest member on 7/30/2014 Tom Burson 2014-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on Jul 29, 2014
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The Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg has completed its Global Grant request in  conjunction with the Rotary Club San Salvador Noroeste in El Salvador to build 180 composting toilets in the community of Metalillito. It is currently awaiting (as of July 30) completion of a technical review by Rotary International.
Club Sanitation Project in El Salvador Awaiting Technical Review Tom Burson 2014-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Jeff Walker Inducted as Newest member on 6/25/2014 Tom Burson 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Dixon Inducted as Newest member on 6/18/2014 Tom Burson 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on May 27, 2014
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On May 28, the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg awarded four scholarship to applicantants chosen from the student of the month during the school year 2013-14.
Mechanicsburg Club Awards Scholarships Tom Burson 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Burson on May 06, 2014
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The Rotary Club recently applied for and received a District 7390 matching grant to improve the athletic facilities and equipment in the housing area of Cumberland Pointe. The club partnered with A.R.O.M.A Missions of Messiah College in identifying the need and accomplishing this project.
Club Provides Support for Athletics at Cumberland Point Apartment Complex Tom Burson 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Club Receives Report on its Sponsorship of a Hiinga Project in Uganda 2013-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
 
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