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Serving Hershey and the Worldwide Community

Mondays at 12 p.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
325 University Dr
Hershey, PA  17033
United States
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With Milton Hershey as an Honorary Member, The Rotary Club of Hershey was founded in 1943. Our club consists of over 130 of the area’s most respected business, professional and civic leaders. We get together at weekly lunch meetings, and other functions, to fulfill our commitment to the Rotarian ideals of friendship, fellowship and service to others. We welcome you to learn more about our club and consider becoming a member.

Join Us for a Meeting!

Lunch meetings are held Mondays at noon at The Hershey Lodge. The location and schedule vary occasionally, so please check the calendar. Cost of lunch is $17.00 (Christmas and Valentine lunches have an additional charge). Prospective members are welcome to join us for two lunch meetings at no charge. Dress is business casual.

Wednesday meetings are held at 5:30 - 6:30 pm at The Hershey Lodge Forebay Lounge and Tower Suite Meeting Rooms. The location and schedule vary occasionally, so please check the calendar.


Learn Even More about Our Club

Click here to see a short video.  Hershey Rotary Club Video

Click here for a fact sheet.  Hershey Rotary Club Fact Sheet

New Member Information
Hershey Rotary Club welcomes new members who would like to become more involved in our community.  For more information, please contact us at info@hersheyrotary.org or join us for a weekly meeting.
Latest News
On Wednesday, October 26, a representative from Big Brothers/Big Sisters will present an overview of their dynamic program in the region. Meet at the Forebay Lounge from 5-5:30pm for fellowship, then the meeting will be in a Tower Meeting Room.
It's been an exciting Super Bowl contest thus far, with lots of points being earned at meetings, service projects and fellowship times!  The grand prize for the contest is a free ticket to the annual Rotary auction and dinner for each member of the winning team!  That is a value of around $100 each!


The next Monday meeting will be on October 31 when Jim McMahon presents a program entitled Sure to Attract Much Attention: The Promotional Genius of Milton S. Hershey.  Chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey founded the Hershey Chocolate Company in 1894. An innovative and resourceful manufacturer, Hershey also applied his creativity to publicizing his products and the model company town of Hershey.  This presentation is a visual journey chronicling four effective promotional initiatives utilized by Hershey during the early years of the twentieth century.  Highlights include a little-seen clip from a 1915 silent film containing street scenes of the town of Hershey as well as a 1927 silent film featuring an early example of cinematic product placement. Jim McMahon is the Director of School History and Curator of High Point Mansion at the Milton Hershey School.  He is the author of several books about Hershey. The meeting will be in Cocoa 1/Terrace at Noon.
The Rotary Club of Harrisburg will host a Rotary Means Business networking event on Thursday, November 3rd at the Capital Blue Cross Retail Store, 4500 Marketplace Way, Enola, PA.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served along with beer, wine, water and a variety of soft drinks.  All this for only $5! Please register online (see link below) and pay in advance through the District website’s RMB link (at the top of the District website’s Home Page next to the Rotary Foundation) and go to the Northern Tier RSVP Page link.  All payments must be made online at time of registration.  There are no refunds.  The RMB networking meeting (counts as a makeup) starts at 5:30 and ends at 7:30.  

The October Students of the Month, shown l. to r.: Joseph Zhang (MHS), Michael Miller (HHS), Marisa Balanda (HHS), Abel Botterbusch (Middletown HS), Mai Dang (Middletown HS) and Chiemela Anyanwu (MHS)

Thanks to Rotarians who cleaned up Waltonville Road on October 15. Shown: Bruce Smith, Steve Ginter, Ray Delo, Paul Thompson, Maria Thompson, Theo Nunes, Shel Parker.  Photo credit: Ray Cameron

On October 5, a group of Hershey Rotarians made and served dinner for 70 guests at the Ronald McDonald House. Thanks to everyone!
Shown in photo, l. to r.: Diane Paul, Maria Thompson, Tom Davis, Paul Thompson, Kathy Cerullo-Frick, Jade Stierhoff, Chip Bayer, Vincent Dong (former MHS and RYLA student) and Patricia Silveyra.

On the eve of Hurricane Matthew, Dr. Roderigue Mortel presented a program entitled "High Hopes for Haiti". He shared his initial vision, and what has transpired in the past decade, including an elementary school, a secondary school (college), a trade school and a literacy school.  For more information, visit High Hopes for Haiti or write to PO Box 405, Hershey PA  17033.

Team members from the Hershey Trojans and Milton Hershey Spartans came together for the 74th Cocoa Bean Breakfast.  MHS Athletic Director (and long-time coach) Bob Guyer inspired players and Rotarians. 
Pictured with trophies LEFT TO RIGHT:  Hershey High Offensive Player Joe Brittain, Milton Hershey School Defensive Player Travis Tolomei, Milton Hershey School Offensive Player Keonte Lucas, Hershey High Defensive Player Seth Strohm

Rotarian Paul Thompson discussed the U.S. Constitution in honor of Constitution Day!

Peace Corps veteran Ken Wolgemuth (nephew of Rotarian John Wolgemuth) spoke on the International Day of Peace


Alex Roca, Diane Paul and Kendra Mohr met with Hershey Volunteer Fire Company officials on Friday and presented a check for $5,000, part of a multi-year commitment of support.  Additional payments will be donated in 2017 and 2018.


On July 25, 74 International Fellows visited the Hershey Rotary Club meeting. Col. Romeo Brawner, Jr. is an officer from the Philippines - and a Rotarian!  He shared a bit about their club and its service projects.  The director of the program, Col. Rory Crooks gave an insightful overview of the program, followed by each officer introducing himself to the club.

Hershey Rotary Club
P.O. Box 326
Hershey, PA 17033