SERVICE ABOVE SELF

Rotary Club of Lititz to Assist Lititz Retail Stores

 

The Rotary Club of Lititz is initiating a program to help local retail businesses enhance their opportunities for growth.  Nationally, small business is facing the twin challenges of the encroachment of big box stores and the rapid growth of online retail activity.  However, a strong platform of the character of Lititz is the physical appeal of our retail establishments enhanced by our colorful history.

 

This program is being developed not only to preserve this important aspect of our community but also to help it grow.  To begin the process, we are asking interested business owners and/or managers to contact us to take part in a brief discussion. For more information, please contact Rotary Club Member Dan Duda at 717-625-3632 or dan@decisiontrack.net.

 

The primary mission of Lititz Rotary is service to our community.  Among our activities are the Annual Rotary Craft Show held every August and the Travelogue series, which provides residents a window to the world.  Proceeds from these events are distributed as grants to local causes, including Warwick Ambulance Service, Lititz Public Library, Lititz Springs Park, and dozens of other worthy groups who make Lititz a better place to live and raise a family. The Lititz club is also part of an international Rotary program to end polio worldwide.

 

 

Rotary Club of Lititz Announces 2019-20 Travelogue Series

 

 

Come to Lititz and see the world!  The Rotary Club of Lititz is pleased to announce its spectacular 2019-20 Travel & Adventure Film Series program line-up. Your seat awaits you in the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, so make plans to buckle up for travel adventures around the beautiful globe.

 

The tour begins with the opportunity to see:

“Spain & Portugal,” Saturday, September 7, 2019: Join Marlin Darrah as he takes you along on his voyage to Spain and Portugal. Experience the unending history that has occurred throughout these countries and 12 of their iconic cities. Highlights include Lisbon and its baroque architecture, Sintra’s royal palace, the Rock of Gibraltar, Barcelona and its lovely Mediterranean beaches, and so much more.

 

“Cuba: On the Edge of Discovery,” Saturday, November 9, 2019: This Travelogue explores contemporary life and dynamic historical themes to develop the story of an island people with an indomitable spirit, pushed and pulled by forces that are often beyond their control.  In spite of decades of strong-armed dictators and isolation, Cuba’s artists, ballet dancers and baseball players compete on the world stage. And, if that’s not enough, Cuba enjoys a rich architectural patrimony befitting its status as a wealthy colonial center of power.

 

“Bhutan: The Cloud Kingdom,” Saturday, January 4, 2020: Tom Sterling will take you high on the eastern shoulders of the tallest mountains in the world - The Himalayas - where a tiny kingdom known as Bhutan sits. It is an area equal to that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. Its lowest valley floor is 2,200 feet above sea level and its one road often disappears into the clouds at 14,000 feet or more! Bhutan is the last independent Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom.

 

“China: Beyond the Wall,” Saturday, February 8, 2020: Come explore the many faces of this vast and complicated land where we will reveal the kindness and humanity of a people too often defined only by statistics and stereotypes. Filmmaker and author Karin Muller traveled alone throughout China and was invited behind the scenes of a traveling opera troop, professional chicken fights, and Shanghai’s dating market. She even stumbled upon China’s real-life Harry Potter.

 

* CANCELED * “Venture to Alaska,” Saturday, March 21, 2020: Come drive the incredible Dalton Highway following the Oil Pipeline to Prudoe Bay, visiting the end of the Continental Divide - where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet - the Eskimo Village of Wales 50 miles from Russia, the Russian Village of Moklvesh, Mt. Denali, then race up and down Mount Marathon in Seward and many others. “Venture to Alaska” takes us along the byways of the past...to find adventuring spirit that has drawn seekers, sourdoughs, saints and sinners ... and still lives in the present. “Venture to Alaska” ... and find the dream is still alive.

 

Pearls of the Caribbean, Saturday, April 4, 2020: Set sail with Marlin Darrah to explore several island gems sprinkled throughout the Caribbean. Countries and cities visited are San Juan, Puerto Rico, Havana, Cuba, St. Barts, St. Maarten, Antigua, Dominica, St. Lucia, and Barbados. The Caribbean features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world – from beaches to forests to mountains. Here you can see every conceivable shade of blue in the water, every variation of flower, every brightly colored bird.

 

Each Travelogue presentation is held at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange Street, Lititz.  There are two performances:  Matinee at 2:00 p.m. with a musical prelude starting at 1:30 p.m. and Evening at 7:30 p.m. with a musical prelude starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

We welcome not only our past patrons but anyone who would enjoy a relaxing and entertaining presentation of lands, life and culture in distant places. This is truly an outstanding entertainment value.

General Admission tickets are sold at the door only for $7.00 for adults; $3.00 for children.  Season Tickets may be used daytime or evening and are $35.00 for adults and $12.00 for students.  They can be purchased from any Rotary Club of Lititz member or from the Lititz Public Library.  For more information, contact Dean Brandt, 756 Rothsville Road, Lititz, PA  17543, Tel. 717.626.4520.

 

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.  Some of the locally supported groups include 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 56 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.  The money raised this past year, which grossed over $125,000, is now being distributed to these many community and charitable focused groups and students.

 

Your attendance at our Travelogue Series certainly helps us continue these important community service efforts.  Thank you for your SUPPORT to our wonderful community of Lititz and visit our web site at www.lititzrotary.com!

 

Requesting a Contribution/Donation

 

Annually, during the month of May, the Club reviews all requests received from Organizations for a monetary Contribution/Donation, and, for those that are approved, awards will be made during the Financial Year beginning June 1st. Organizations wishing to request a Contribution/Donation from the Lititz Rotary Club should use the attached form and return it along with supporting details by April 30th.

 

Click here to download a Contribution Request Form.

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