SERVICE ABOVE SELF

July 13, 2015

Rotary Club of Lititz Officers and Directors for 2015/16 and the Establishment of an Additional Meeting Time

 

Rotary and its Community Role

The Rotary Club of Lititz was founded in 1925.  Its first major fundraiser was the Travelogue Program which was begun in 1963 and became popular for quality family-oriented entertainment ever since.  The Club launched the Lititz Craft Show in 1979 which has grown into one of the largest craft fairs along the East Coast.  The newest Club event is the annual Rotary Golf Outing held at the Overlook Golf Course.

 

All of the net funds from these activities are given to over 30 non-profit service groups each year, as well as providing college loans and scholarships to many local students.  Locally supported groups include the four local Fire Companies, Warwick Ambulance Association, Warwick/Lititz Community Chest, Lititz Historical Foundation, Lititz Public Library, Lititz recCenter and Lititz Springs Park.  Since the Travelogue started over 52 years ago, the Rotary Club of Lititz has donated well over one and a quarter million dollars community wide and helped over 500 students attend college.

 

Rotary's motto and mission is "service above self".  The membership is made up of professionals who willingly donate their time to projects that benefit the community and the world.  The Lititz Club is always looking for those men and women that share our same values and dedication.  If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Lititz please contact Barry Miller, at bemiller@dejazzd.com or 717-847-0547.  Also, you are invited to attend any of our scheduled meetings.  A dinner meeting is held every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., or you can now attend a luncheon meeting held every Thursday at 12 noon; both at the General Sutter Inn in downtown Lititz.

Rotary Club of Lititz Officers and Directors for 2015/16 are:  (l./r.) Thomas Clouse, Secretary; Dean Brandt, President Elect; Barry Miller, President; Dave Pegg, Treasurer.  Missing - Karen Mailen, Past President.

July 28, 2015

Rotary Club of Lititz Scholarship Recipients

 

In 2008 the Rotary Club of Lititz established four - $1,000 non-renewable scholarships. These scholarships are given away each year to Warwick High School Seniors.  Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s school and applied towards tuition.  Students pursuing 2 year degrees, 4 year degrees, or vocational/trade schools are eligible.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required.  A one page application, as well as a teacher's recommendation must accompany a 1,000 word essay about the applicant’s experiences putting “service above self.”

 

At the July 28th Rotary Dinner Meeting the following four recent graduates were honored as recipients of a $1,000 scholarship:   Samantha Wilson, who will be attending Penn State University; Jacquelyn Pixley, who will be attending Millersville University; Cassandra Stief, who will be attending Messiah College; Amanda Graber, who will be attending the University of Pittsburgh.

 

(l./r.) Rotary Club of Lititz President Barry Miller, Scholarship Recipients Samantha Wilson, Jacquelyn Pixley, Cassandra Stief, Amanda Graber, Rotary Club Youth Services Members Shane Weaver, Lisa Gleason.

August 4, 2015

$2,000 Contribution given to House of His Creation

 

 

 

Barry Miller, President, Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $2,000 to the House of His Creation Executive Director Matthew Neff, at the July 28th Dinner Meeting.

August 19, 2015

$5,000 Contribution given to Lititz Public Library

 

Susan Tennant, Director of the Lititz Public Library, indicated that proactive makes perfect and thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Lititz, the Lititz Public Library’s Quest program helps children make reading a daily habit.  As with any skill, children who read regularly become better at it, and that’s a recipe for success in school and in life.

 

Quest will provide children in second and third grades with activity books called passports that encourage daily reading and introduce self-directed games, quizzes, riddles and crafts to build their skills.  Upon competing each of six Quest passports, children will receive incentives to reward their increasing proficiency and diligence.

 

Children from birth through third grade will find activities to encourage daily reading at the library.  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, for children birth through pre-kindergarten, and SPARK, for kindergarteners and first graders, were also supported through a grant from the Rotary Club of Lititz.

 

Barry Miller, President of the Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a $5,000 contribution to Susan Tennant, Lititz Public Library Director.

September 22, 2015

$2,500 Contribution given to Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic

 

At the September 22nd Rotary Club of Lititz dinner meeting Dr. Cordelia A. Moyse received a contribution of $2,500 on behalf of the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic.  She indicated her appreciation of the longstanding support from the Lititz Club.

 

The Clinic is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of infants, children and adults through comprehensive, coordinated team treatment of craniofacial and dental conditions resulting from birth defects, trauma and disease.  The LCPC’s mission includes a commitment to providing care regardless of a patient’s or family’s financial or insurance resources.  The Clinic is recognized as the first of its type in the world capable of providing the full spectrum of oral health care ranging from comprehensive dentistry through multidisciplinary team management of complex facial deformity conditions.

 

Dr. Cordelia A. Moyse, Director of Development and Communications of the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic receiving a $2,500 Contribution from Barry Miller, President of the Rotary Club of Lititz.

September 22, 2015

$5,700 Contribution given to Aevidum

 

At the September 22nd Rotary Club of Lititz dinner meeting held at the General Sutter Inn, Joe Vulopas, Aevidum Executive Director, accepted a $5,700 check on Aevidum’s behalf.    The contribution was derived from proceeds from the Rotary Club’s Annual Golf Tournament held this past June.  Joe indicated appreciation to the Rotary Club for helping the students of Lancaster County along with young lives across the State of Pennsylvania."

 

Aevidum - a word that means "I've Got Your Back!" is a depression and suicide education awareness initiative where informed adults empower students in middle school, high school and college to 1) understand that depression is a treatable illness; 2) know the warning signs of depression; and 3) to use their gifts and talents to spread the Aevidum message of hope in creative and positive ways.  Suicide, which is the third leading cause of death among young people, is a public health problem that is preventable.

 

 

Front Row (l./r.) Warwick High School Interact Students receiving a contribution from the Rotary Club’s Annual Golf Tournament of $5,700 for Aevidum are: Carson Armstrong, Maddie Armstrong, Megan MacNair, Morgan Harris, Erin Houser and Aevidum Member Mary Beth Cardin.  Back Row (l./r.)  Aevidum Executive Director Joe Vulpoas, Rotarian and Interact Advisor Lisa Gleason, Rotarian and Golf Committee Co-Chairperson John Huber, Rotarian Secretary and Golf Committee Co-Chairperson Tom Clouse

September 22, 2015

$7,500 Contribution given to Lititz-Warwick Community Chest

 

 

 

(l./r.) At the September 22nd Rotary Club of Lititz dinner meeting, Lisa Ruth, Treasurer of the Lititz-Warwick Community Chest received a contribution of $7,500 from Barry Miller, President of the Club.  Upon receipt of the contribution Lisa expressed her appreciation on behalf of the Community Chest to the Rotary Club for their generous monetary contribution.

Barry Miller, President, Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a Tuition Grant check in the amount of $4,750 to Anne E. Bahn, President/CEO, Byrnes Health Education Center.

Barry Miller, Rotary Club of Lititz President, presenting a contribution of $1,500 to Scott Althouse, The Gate House for Men Development and Administration Director.

October 26, 2015

$4,750 Tuition Grant given to Byrnes Health Education Center

 

Through this year’s tuition grant of $4,750 given to the Byrnes Health Education Center of York, Pennsylvania, the Warwick School District will again be able to partner with the Center which provides important current health topics to fourth grade elementary students.

 

Anne Bahn, President/CEO of the Byrnes Health Education Center indicated that the Center continues to deliver vital health education curriculum to Lancaster County students.  The Center is 21 years old!   School districts partner with the Byrnes Health Education Center based on their current health education needs.  Most requested programs are those focused on mental health, substance abuse, cyber bullying and character education.   We continue to accommodate the needs of the schools/school districts by offering program delivery at their schools and online at learntobehealthy.org.   Our mission has remained unchanged since opening in 1995….to educate and inspire people of all ages to make healthy choices.  On behalf of our staff and board, heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club of Lititz for their continuing partnership.

 

 

 

October 26, 2015

$1,500 Contribution given to The Gate House for Men

 

Scott Althouse, Development and Administration Director, expressed his deep gratitude to all members of the Rotary Club of Lititz for their generosity to The Gate House.  He indicated that they will always put the Club’s donations to good use in the community.

 

The Gate House offers community-based drug and alcohol treatment programs by providing effective gender-specific behavioral health services that assist chemically addicted people to establish lives in recovery.  The Gate House for Men opened in Lititz in 1972 and The Gate House for Women opened in Mountville in 1989.  In addition to residential treatment, The Gate House offers outpatient counseling, drug and alcohol assessments, recovery residences, family programs and case management services.

 

 

 

October 28, 2015

$1,000 Contribution given to Schrieber Pediatric Rehab Center

 

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that provides physical, occupational and speech-language therapy, as well as educational and recreational programs for nearly 4,000 children in central Pennsylvania living with congenital and acquired disabilities and developmental delays. Schreiber also provides services for typically developing children, including a PA Stars 4 Star day care center for children ages 12 months to 5 years.

 

 

 

Barry Miller, President of the Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $1,000 to James W. DeBord, President of Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center.

Barry Miller, President, Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $2,000 to Kristi Baker, Aaron's Acres Director of Development.

November 24, 2015

$2,000 Contribution given to Aaron's Acres

 

Aaron’s Acres would like to thank the Rotary Club of Lititz for their $2,000 donation to our organization. We have been very fortunate in the past to receive funding from the Rotary Club. Families with financial limitations have been able to take part in our programs in part because of the grants we have received.

The check presentation took place on Tuesday, November 17th at The General Sutter Inn. The money received will help fund our Lancaster School Year Program for adolescents ages 13-21 with developmental disabilities. Our school year program (in Berks, Dauphin, and Lancaster Counties) meets from October to May.

 

Aaron’s Acres provides individuals with special needs age 5-21 year-round therapeutically based age-appropriate recreational programs directed by specifically trained and certified staff in a supportive environment that enhances socialization and communication skills. Emotional, education, and recreational support is offered for the entire family.

 

Visit www.aaronsacres.org to learn about our year-round social and recreational programs in Berks, Dauphin, and Lancaster Counties. For more information on Aaron’s Acres, please contact Kristi Baker, Director of Development, at kristibaker@aaronsacres.org or 717-917-6101 x 105.

 

 

 

December 2, 2015

$2,750 Contribution given to Lititz Fire Company No. 1

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Lititz President Barry Miller, presenting a contribution of $2,750 to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Smith, Lititz Fire Company No. 1.   The Rotary Club of Lititz is in the process of distributing funds to various organizations in Lititz and the surrounding area which have been derived from proceeds from the Annual Craft Show, the Annual Golf Tournament, and the Travelogue series now in its 53rd year.

Rotary Club of Lititz President Barry Miller, presenting a contribution of $1,500 to the Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County, which is being accepted by Dave Kramer.

December 2, 2015

Rotary Club of Lititz Contributes $1,500 to Veterans Honor Park

 

Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County

At the Rotary Club of Lititz November 17th dinner meeting, a contribution of $1,500 was given to Dave Kramer representing the Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County.

 

When the legendary “shot heard ‘round the world” echoed from the greens of Concord and Lexington to Lancaster County in 1775, nearly 8,000 local patriots ultimately responded to the call to arms.  Things haven’t changed much over the past nearly 240 years.  Men and women of Lancaster County have always responded to America’s call whenever liberty was threatened domestically or around the globe.

The Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County is a 2.4-acre tribute to every generation of warriors in every branch of the United States military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

Being built in Warwick Township as a joint venture with Lititz Public Library and local government, it recognizes the selfless dedication of every Lancaster County man and woman who ever wore the uniform, and swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Most importantly, it reminds everyone – especially young people – of the sacrifices others have made for their freedom.  For more information, visit www.vetshonorparklanco.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 17, 2015

Rotary Club of the Lititz Contributes $7,500 towards the Warwick Community Ambulance Association’s Capital Campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Miller, President, Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $7,500 to Frank Kenavan, Executive Director, Warwick Community Ambulance Association.  This contribution represents the second payment towards a 4-year pledge of $30,000 supporting their Capital Campaign.  The Rotary Club of Lititz congratulate and thank the Warwick Community Ambulance Association for the tremendous service they provide our community.

Barry Miller, President, Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $6,000 to Jerry McKonly, Lititz Springs Park Superintendent.

Barry Miller, President of the Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $5,000 to Randy Weit, Vice President of the Lititz Historical Foundation.

December 17, 2015

$6,000 Contribution given to Lititz Springs Park

 

In accepting the $6,000 contribution, Jerry McKonly thanked the Rotary Club of Lititz for their continued support of the Park.  Lititz Springs Park, a private park for public use, is owned by the Lititz Moravian Congregation.  The park grounds were administratively turned over to the community of Lititz in 1956 through a Declaration of Trust.  The seventeen-member Board of Trustees is comprised of representatives from various local churches along with several members-at-large.

 

The Board has the responsibility of not only maintaining the Park, but the Welcome Center and Lititz Memorial Square through monetary contributions from citizens, businesses, organizations like the Rotary Club of Lititz, and churches of the community.  Also, through revenue received from the rental of Park facilities, the Annual Fourth of July Celebration and Antique Show.

 

To generations of community residents, the Lititz Springs Park has always been an important place to gather. The Park is certainly a community legacy and a place of community pride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 21, 2015

$5,000 Contribution given to The Lititz Historical Foundation

 

Barry Miller, President of the Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $5,000 to Randy Weit, Vice President of the Lititz Historical Foundation, who expressed sincere thanks and gratitude to the Lititz Club for their generous contribution and willingness to help preserve Lititz history. The gift this year will be used to make repairs to the exterior of two of our 18th-century buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 25, 2016

$2,000 Contribution given to The Arc of Lancaster County

 

The Arc exists to empower people with an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability (ID/D) across their lifespan. The Rotary Club of Lititz donation will allow us to expand our services and supports through our advocacy and programs for families including our sibling group, to schools with our Disability Acceptance Training, and our Connections program for adults with disabilities helping them navigate relationships and social situations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Miller, President of the Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $2,000 to Maureen Westcott, Executive Director of The Arc of Lancaster County.

January 25, 2016

$2,750 Contribution given to Brunnerville Fire Company

 

Following the check presentation Jeff Garner indicated that the members of the Brunnerville Fire Company are grateful for the contribution from the Lititz Rotary Club.  The Rotary's motto of "Service above Self" resonates strongly throughout the Fire Service as we share and operate within that motto.  This contribution will offset the rising costs of equipment, will train, and will help keep our firefighters safe.

 

 

 

 

Barry Miller, Rotary Club of Lititz President, presenting a contribution of $2,750 to Jeff Garner, President, Brunnerville Fire Company.

Rotary Club of Lititz President Barry Miller presenting a contribution of $2,000 to Friendship Community Director of Community Development Cynthia Beebe.

March 6, 2016

$2,000 Contribution given to Friendship Community

 

The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”  The Rotary Club of Lititz fulfills these goals of Rotary International by serving the local community, as well as supporting the various overseas projects of the Rotary Foundation.

 

The Lititz Club gifted $2,000 to this 44-year old Christian organization that supports Individuals with developmental disabilities. The grant will be applied towards the purchase of an automatic door opener at one of the community homes allowing easier access for the Residents who are using wheelchairs.  Friendship Community provides residential and support services to 140 Individuals and their Families living throughout Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.  Programs are offered which promote positive relationships, integrity, spirituality, capabilities, and community integration.

 

Friendship Community holds the distinction of opening the first group home in Lancaster County.  More information about how you can support both of these organizations can be found at www.LititzRotary.com or www.FriendshipCommunity.net.

 

 

 

 

March 28, 2016

$2,750 Contribution given to Brickerville Fire Company

 

Kurt Gardner thanked the Rotary Club of Lititz for their generous contribution of $2,750 and continued support of the Brickerville Fire Company.  He indicated that the Fire Company, which began in 1947, continues to serve the community of Brickerville and surrounding area.  The Brickerville Fire Company provides a lot of training regarding fire prevention and also has many fundraising events to support their operations.

 

 

 

 

Barry Miller, Rotary Club of Lititz President, presenting a contribution of $2,750 to Kurt Gardner, Brickerville Fire Company President.

March 28, 2016

$2,750 Contribution given to Rothsville Fire Company

 

Barry Miller, President, Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $2,750 to Robert Shreiner, President, Rothsville Fire Company.  The Rotary Club of Lititz is continuing to distribute funds to various organizations in Lititz and the surrounding area which have been derived from proceeds from the Annual Craft Show, the Annual Golf Tournament, and the Travelogue series.

 

 

 

 

Barry Miller, President, Rotary Club of Lititz, presenting a contribution of $2,750 to Robert Shreiner, President, Rothsville Fire Company.

Barry Miller, Rotary Club of Lititz President, presenting a contribution of $2,500 to Rebecca Doumaux, Junior Achievement of Central PA President.

John Huber, Rotary Club of Lititz former President, presents a $500 contribution to Mila Pitz, Executive Director of Conflict Resolution Services

April 1, 2016

$2,500 Contribution given to Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania

 

In accepting the Rotary Club of Lititz contribution of $2,500, Rebecca Doumaux, Junior Achievement of Central PA President indicated her appreciation for the long-time financial support of JA's programs in the Warwick School District.

 

Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania, located in Lancaster, PA, is a community benefit organization that is dedicated to empowering students to own their economic success.  By engaging students with hand-on activities, Junior Achievement's volunteer-delivered K-12 curriculum teaches students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness.  Through JA programs, students are learning how to make the key connections between their daily learning and the real world.  It is JACP's goal to inspire students to dream big and reach their full potential.  For more information about Junior Achievement of Central PA or to volunteer to teach a class, please visit www.jacentralpa.org or call 717-397-5779.

 

 

 

 

July 28, 2016

$500 Contribution given to Conflict Resolution Services

 

In 1979, Conflict Resolution Services (formally Lancaster Mediation Center) began as the vision of an informal gathering of local attorneys who were searching for better ways to solve disputes outside the formal judicial system. Conflict Resolution Services was founded in 1980 with the support of local attorneys and numerous community organizations. The majority of our clients find us through word of mouth or internet search results. CRS also accepts referrals from Magisterial District Justices, law enforcement officers, community service organizations and individuals. Mediation enables individuals involved in civil complaints or neighborhood disputes to resolve their disputes and restore a more lasting peace.

 

At Conflict Resolution Services we aim to prevent and resolve conflicts through our services of training, mediation and facilitation.  We offer two types of trainings: communication and conflict resolution training catered toward a business or organization and training on becoming a mediator.  Mediation can be done for any dispute with two or more parties wishing to participate.  Our most common types of mediation are divorce, custody, real estate, landlord/tenant, business and neighbor.  Facilitation is typically done when a larger group needs assistance with a critical dialogue.

 

 

 

 

 

August 3, 2016

38th Annual Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show,

Saturday, August 13, 2016

 

The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show was launched in 1979 with only local vendors setting up on a single block along E. Main Street in Lititz.  Now it's grown into one of the largest craft shows on the east coast, drawing over 500 crafters from throughout the United States and Canada.  The craft show, which is being held Saturday, August 13th, will draw upwards to 50,000 people.   The crafters will be occupying over 700 spaces and will be located along the first four blocks of East Main Street, three blocks along South and North Broad Street, and in Lititz Springs Park.  The show is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

 

Parking is available throughout Lititz at various lots, such as Warwick High School and Linden Hall.  Please note, shuttle service from Bonfield Elementary School will no longer be available.

 

 

 

 

 

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