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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Director, Club Service Administration
Director, Charitable Donations & Fundraising
Director, International & District Service
Director, New Generations
Director, Club Service Meetings
Director, Service Projects
Chair, Membership
Chair, The Rotary Foundation
Chair, Youth Exchange
Chair, RYLA
 
Club Information

Welcome!

Hershey

Serving Hershey and the Worldwide Community

Mondays at 12 p.m.
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
325 University Dr
Hershey, PA  17033
United States of America
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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 120 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 $19.00 (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.

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
An opportunity for clarity presented itself at last Monday's meeting when Dr. Kip Shaw described how he has coped with a particularly ugly form of cancer for many many years, during which he reached the decision to persevere against overwhelming odds. It was a story for the ages as he related the compelling reasons for staying the course to watch his two kids grow up, and to adjust to his profession, as life progressed. His wife, Stephanie, has been at his side throughout, and joined us at the meeting, along with his sister, Beth, to lend gravitas to the life-altering journey that he and they have experienced well over a decade. Only Kip can truly know the depths of his experience, but he shared a key insight with us to make all the difference in his world, and in ours: "Choose your Attitude"! He does that every day and refuses to settle for anything less than a positive approach. For more of that inspirational journey, check out his book. 
 
Another profound event will be this Monday's meeting on November 11, Veterans Day, a national day of recognition of the sacrifice of veterans from all services. Our Club is fortunate to have a rich history of Veterans as members, and we will hear from them briefly as they lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Please plan to join in that special celebration of service above self. 
 
Last Monday, the Club observed Veterans Day, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, which in 1918 commemorated Armistice Day and then a few years later was made into a national holiday to recognize all Citizen Solders, Sailors, Marines, and Airman who have taken an oath to the Constitution, thereby putting themselves in harm's way, wherever and whenever that might occur. For Rotarian Veterans that oath is the ultimate declaration of Service Above Self.
 
Our Club Veterans took the high ground at the outset of the meeting, introducing themselves, their branch of service and deployment, and then leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  You didn't have to be there to appreciate that moment in time, but it was inspirational! A recap of the impromptu remarks is at: https://youtu.be/MvwrKwgishw 
It will be updated with additional input from Veterans who were not able to attend at the meeting. (One of them was Bob Davis who in September completed his 50th year as a Rotarian. Bob will be recognized at a future meeting.)
 
MG John Gronski, our luncheon speaker, then took the hill and provided highly insightful reflections and ruminations about the life-changing sacrifices from others that he witnessed during his long and distinguished career. He used three examples from the challenges of fellow service members to describe how they prevailed against tremendous adversity to body and soul. Our thanks to him for sharing those profound experiences, stories from Veterans Day that should reinvigorate our commitment to service. 
 
And, now more inspiration is coming at the next meeting on November 25, when we again welcome students of the month, from the three local high schools in our Club's area.
 
Please plan to attend the lunch.
 
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