The Club began the new year with a strong turnout of members to hear a unique insider's view of the situation on the ground in Ghana. Thanks to Uday, our international lane chair, we heard from Denise Grove, a Rotarian from Elizabethtown and founder of the non-profit Arm of Hope, which assists educational initiatives in Ghana. She set the scene for greater engagement in that nation, which has been the subject of the last Rotarian magazine due to the challenges it poses. But, it has already been an area of focus for our Club: we are currently undertaking a project for healthy babies, investigating the construction of a mothers' lodge, and committed to sponsoring a couple of medical students to intern there, and report back to us.  
 
The club is looking for a volunteer to plan and coordinate this fall’s District Youth Exchange Inbound Weekend, to be held in October. This is our opportunity to host all the inbound students and show them a fun experience in Hershey as well as to provide them some history on Hershey. It’s a great chance to interact with all the students who are here for the 2020-2021 school year. We had a successful event this year, and whoever takes this over can follow much of the same plan for this fall’s event. Please call or email Susan Steadman (717-319-2645 or steadmanhome@comcast.net). This is a great opportunity for new members to get involved and provide service to our club! 
 
On a sad note, the Club has learned about the passing of former Hershey Rotary President John Zerbe's wife, MaryJane. There will be a service for her on Jan 24. at 11 am, at the Presbyterian Church.  Her obit is attached. 
 
At the next meeting, we welcome January's students of the month, and also our newest member. 
 
There will be no meeting the following meeting, Jan 20, due to the national holiday.
 
Hope to see you soon.
 
Paul Thompson