Welcome to the Hamburg Rotary Club

Welcome to our Club!

Hamburg

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Municipal Building, Hamburg
61 N. Third St.
Dining Room
Hamburg, PA  19526
United States of America
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THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
The FIRST Thursday of the month we will  meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Westy on State Street in West Hamburg for dinner and a Club Assembly. There will be no morning meeting those days.
Five HAHS juniors participated in this year's Camp Neidig from June 16-June 18. Quinn Bucheit, Joey Dalton Jr., Ashley Lojko, Lydia Warner, and Lyndsey Carr joined almost 120 other campers from across southeastern Pennsylvania to practice team-building skills, learn about leadership, and enjoy  many fun activities.
Another delightful Sojourn experience serving lunch to approximately 120 kayakers participating in the Schuylkill Sojourn 2017 on Sunday, June 4. What a pleasant day with the music of Haley Sheeler, appreciative hungry kayakers, and two "future Rotarian" volunteers--- Greg Rautzhan's oldest son and Tom and Christine Roth's granddaughter. Also participating were Titus Miller, Kim Bagenstose, Sandy Christman, and Fred Sheeler.
Jose Galarza, Jr. placed third with his speech on meeting the needs of senior citizens  in the West Region 4-Way test Speech Contest held Saturday, April 22, at Kutztown University. Jose competed against students representing Rotary Clubs from Kutztown, Fleetwood, West Reading/ Wyomissing, Conrad Weiser, and Reading. Ayla Blatt of Kutztown placed first for her speech on the value of buying local produce and  Rachael Maurer of Conrad Weiser placed second for her speech on helping the homeless and lifting up those in poverty. Jose was awarded a certificate and $100.
Pictured from left to right are HAHS sophomores Jenny Chen, Julia Doklan, and Haley Savastano; juniors Eliza Moseman and Grace Kutz, and home-schooled senior Jose Galarza, Jr.  All contestants received a certificate for participating. Haley Savastano won $25 for Fourth Place in speaking about GMOs. Eliza Moseman won $50 for Third Place in speaking on Portfolio-based assessment. Grace Kutz , second place speaker, won $100 for discussing Affordable Health Care, and Jose Galarza, first place speaker, also won $100. He spoke on meeting the needs of senior citizens.  Jose will go on to compete in the regional contest to be held April 22 at Kutztown University. If Jose is not able to compete that day, Grace Kutz will then represent the Hamburg Rotary.

Schuylkill River Sojourn June 5,2016--- Rotary Club of Hamburg under leadership of Allen Shollenberger prepared and served lunch to 129 kayakers participating in the Schuylkill River Sojourn  in Berne. A great afternoon of service and fellowship!
The second annual 4-Way Test speech Contest was held at Hamburg Area High School on Thursday, February 18, 2016.  Four HAHS students competed, giving 5-7 minute persuasive speeches on a topic that met the criteria of the 4-Way Test. Yelitza Pagan a junior, won first place for her speech on "Benefits of Teenage Employment." Sophomore Eliza Moseman won second place for her speech on Immigration. Jose Galarza, also a sophomore, won third place for his speech on Homeless Veterans. Honorable Mention was won by Dominic Lombardo, a freshman, for his speech on Leadership. These students each received certificates and checks for $100, $50, $25, and $25 respectively.
Christine Roth was Contest Chair; Judges were two Rotarians, Titus A. Miller III and Beth A.Heckart, and Lori Donofrio-Galley of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce. Also assisting at the contest were Rotarians Eric George, timekeeper,and Martha Bertolet and Donna Palko, tellers.
 
 
Several Rotarians participated in the Potato Project on Sunday, September 20 at a farm outside of Shoemakersville. Pictured next to the results of the harvest are (L to R) AG Bob Hobaugh, President Kim, Bob Delong, and Titus Miller. 
Donna Palko is the newest member of the Hamburg Rotary Club inducted at the club meeting of September 17. Pictured from left to right are President Kim, Donna, and Beth Heckart who sponsored Donna.
The Annual Hamburg-er Fest was a huge success once again. Several Rotarians volunteered to help the Our Town Foundation at the event held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2016, by manning booths, providing information, and guiding visitors. Among the volunteers were Tom Roth, Chris Roth, Titus Miller, Martha Bertolet, Fred Sheeler, and many others.
District 7430 Governor Doug Cook and Assistant Governor Bob Hobaugh are pictured with President Kim Bagenstose at the Hamburg Club Meeting on Sept. 3. DG Doug held the club's attention describing what Rotary means to him and encouraged members to attend the District Conference at the Inn at Pocono Manor April 8-10, 2016.
Rotary Club of Hamburg received the District Governor's Citation for its outstanding effort to "Light up Rotary Through Education" at the District Changeover Dinner June 29, 2015. Past President Titus A. Miller, along with Trude Miller and club members Elaine Swavely and Allen Shollenberger , attended.
Frederick C. Sheeler was named Hamburg's Rotarian of the Year at the President's Night Dinner held June 26, 2015. Christine L. Roth presented Fred with a plaque recognizing his dedication to the principles of Rotary.
Hamburg Rotary is a group of like-minded men and women who are interested in helping others in our community and throughout the world by promoting goodwill, peace, and understanding. Rotary's 31,000 clubs in more than 200 countries, with 1.2 million members, encourage high ethical standards and carry out humanitarian projects. These projects address such issues as poverty, health, hunger, education, and the environment.
Rotary is one of the top humanitarian and philanthropic organizations in the world and has the largest independently funded scholarship program in the world.
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Rick Delussey
    April 21
Anniversaries:
  • Gregory J. Rautzhan
    Denise Rautzhan
    April 27
Join Date:
  • Steven Werley
    April 1, 1999
    20 years
  • Al Shollenberger
    April 3, 2003
    16 years
  • Martha Bertolet
    April 5, 1992
    27 years
  • Titus Miller
    April 11, 2013
    6 years
  • Elaine Swavely
    April 19, 2007
    12 years