Upcoming Events
RI United Nations Day
Nov 07, 2015
Board Meeting
Nov 12, 2015
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Meeting COL Lalor Vet Day
Nov 12, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Central Penn College
Nov 14, 2015
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Rotary Means Business
West Shore Country Club
Nov 18, 2015
N19-Meeting Kenya projects Kathleen Stoup
Nov 19, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Foundation Dinner
Dickinson College
Nov 19, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
No Meeting - Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Dec 03, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting
Dec 10, 2015
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Dec 10, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Holiday Dinner
Dec 17, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
No Meeting - Christmas Eve
Dec 24, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
No Meeting - New Years
Dec 31, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect - Int'l Svc Lane Chair
Vice President - Club Svc Lane Chair
Director - 2015 - 2018
Director - 2015 - 2018
Director - 2014 - 2017 - Youth Svc Lane Chair
Director - 2013 - 2016 - Community Svc Lane Chair
Director - 2015 - 2018
Director - 2014 - 2017 - Vocational Svc Lane Chair
Director - 2015 - 2018
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Russell Hampton
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President's Message
Jim DeGaetano
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I wonder what the Pilgrims were thinking on September 6, 1620, when they left Plymouth, England for the New World.  I'm certain it wasn't because April showers bring Mayflowers or that they heard the seafood was really good in Jamestown. They came to America looking for both civil and religious liberty, and the voyage took over two months.  I was once told that Thanksgiving is great because people tend to speak less when food is lodged in their mouths...While the food is definitely an enjoyable part of the tradition, the underlying meaning behind this holiday is that we find strength and hope in unity of a common purpose.
It is a great time to reconcile differences and express gratitude for what we have in our lives. The members of our Club have different backgrounds, religious preferences, and political views, but as Rotarians are all called to follow the Four Way Test and offer Service Above Self regardless of our various perspectives.  In my opinion, it is these differing perspectives coming together that make this organization, (and America), great.
We welcome the additions of Raymond Soto and Andy Bishop to our Club! We also have two more applications recently submitted and another to follow so I thank you for 'paying it forward'!
This month we only have 3 meetings due to Thanksgiving but a wonderful month of programs, starting with Tony Award-winning orchestrator  and Music Supervisor of the Broadway play Movin' Out, Stuart Malina from the Harrisburg Symphony.  I'm told he will be doing something special for us.  That same day, on the 5th, we will have a special visitor to our Club.  Sudesh Walia, Past President of the Rotary Club of Nairobi, will be here. Bill Blankmeyer and Kathleen Stoup have prepared an itinerary to show her around Carlisle and planned a Happy Hour at Rillo's for all of us to enjoy that evening!
We have Lt. Col Lalor on the 12th, and our very own Kathleen Stoup will be updating us on the Kenya project the following week.
I'm glad to see many of you signed up for the Rotary Leadership Institute on the 14th, and don't forget about the Foundation dinner on the 19th if you are interested.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I appreciate all that you do for the community, locally and globally, with special gratitude to the sacrifice of our veterans that protect our freedom as it is definitely not free. I wish you all a wonderful month!
Service Above Self,

Jim DeGaetano, Jr.

October Student of the Month - Rachel Wright
You Have Made the World Better!!                  
Dear Fellow Rotarians:
          For the 12th year our Rotary club is making a difference in rural Kenya.  Your support for the Rotary Dental Clinic and community health center in Kilimambogo, Kenya has brought clean water, a new truck, sanitation, dental instruments and supplies, and most importantly – hope – to this poor community in a remote part of Kenya.  The Rotary Dental Clinic is located at a small hospital that provides maternity, pre-natal, and pediatric care and a small home for HIV/AIDS orphans.
            Your generosity over the years has made it possible for Charlie and Kathleen Stoup to secure an $84,000 grant from The Rotary Foundation to continue their work.  Your donations will continue the Club’s commitment for the community.  Our holiday gala on December 17th at the Comfort Suites, downtown Carlisle needs donations for the live and silent auction.  Please be generous in donating something; a service, an item, or a special treat.  A complete list of items will be available one week prior to the party.
            Please complete the following information and return the entire sheet to Becky Morgenthal at club meetings, or email or mail it to Cumberland County Bar Association, C/O Rotary Auction, 32 S. Bedford Street, Carlisle 17013.  Questions call Becky at 717-574-6653
Donation 1._________________________________________________
Donation 2._________________________________________________
Minimum bid:_______________________________
(please be specific; attach a photo if possible)
Bring item(s) with you on December 17th