Timothy J. Edwards, Executive Director of the Susquehanna Are Regional Airport Authority provided an update on the work of the authority in general and more specific information on the status of operations of the Harrisburg International Airport. He mentioned that in addition to HIA and Capital City, the authority also administer the Franklin County and Gettysburg Airports. He suggested that based on the population of Central Pennsylvania, the passenger load at HIA should be much greater. He suggested that at one million individuals travel to major airports such as Philadelphia and BWI rather than flying out of Harrisburg.  This makes it difficult convincing additional carriers to serve HIA
Don’t miss one of our largest events of the year. On Monday, we will host over 75 international officers and several staff members of the International Fellows Program at the US Army War College in Carlisle. COL Frank P. Intini III is concluding his first year as program director.  He was commissioned through the US Military Academy and completed the Aviation Officer Basic course and the Initial Rotary Wing Course. Upon completion of the Aviation Officer Advanced Course and Combined Arms and Service Staff School, he received a fellow-on assignment to Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras. He has had additional international assignments in Europe and Central Asia. Prior to coming to Carlisle, he was assigned to the Eighth Amy, Korea as the G3 Aviation Director.
For several years the Hershey Rotary Club has supported the Good Samaritan School in Saint Marc, Haiti. This includes last year’s District Grant in support of the school’s lunch program.  Additionally, several club members provide financial sponsorship. Clem Gilpin and Rod Mortel are planning a visit to the school in late January or early February. The anticipated itinerary will include interaction with students at all grade levels, a service project, attendance of a Rotary meeting, touring a local market and perhaps a little beach time.  The trip should run for five or six days between a Tuesday departure date and a return trip on Saturday or Sunday.  Trip costs will include air travel, accommodations and meals.  We are looking into accommodations at the Moulin Sur Resort or on site housing.  Spouses, friends or other significant others are welcome. Let Clem know if you are interested by late August.
Amy Norris has requested assistance in setting up and tearing down the display for this year’s  National Night Out.  Set up starts at 4:00 PM in the 1st block of W. Caracas Ave. near the Fire Station with tearing down starts at 8:00 PM. Contact Amy if you are available to assist.
Greeter – Diane Paul
Invocation - Dale Auchenbach