Creating change in our community and around the world.

The Rotary Club of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania is a diverse organization of local business and community leaders who are united for the common good.

Our members are committed to the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

Thursday June 14th

(Continued from below). Chastity Wantz organized the series of three movies with local sign maker and Rotary Past President Wayne Driscoll. Chas said the second movie of this Rotary sponsored summer series will be “Justice League” at dusk on 10 July at Northside Pool. Everyone in town is welcome to attend. ... See MoreSee Less

(Continued from below).  Chastity Wantz organized the series of three movies with local sign maker and Rotary Past President Wayne Driscoll.  Chas said the second movie of this Rotary sponsored summer series will be “Justice League” at dusk on 10 July at Northside Pool.  Everyone in town is welcome to attend.

Thursday June 14th

(Continued from below). Cathy Baker and Val Dick are seen here watching popcorn pop as they dispensed hundreds of bags of free popcorn, fruit drinks and water. ... See MoreSee Less

(Continued from below).  Cathy Baker and Val Dick are seen here watching popcorn pop as they dispensed hundreds of bags of free popcorn, fruit drinks and water.

 

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Great photo.

Thursday June 14th

We had our first of three Rotary sponsored Movies in the Park on Tuesday evening, 12 Jul. Rotarian Val Dick counted over 100 people who watched “The Lego Ninjago Movie” starting at dusk just north of the Pavilion. ... See MoreSee Less

We had our first of three Rotary sponsored Movies in the Park on Tuesday evening, 12 Jul.  Rotarian Val Dick counted over 100 people who watched “The Lego Ninjago Movie” starting at dusk just north of the Pavilion.

 

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How often are these?

Tuesday June 12th

The family of 52-year Rotarian Al Porter, who passed away on 30 Nov 2017, held a Memorial Service at Otterbein Church on Saturday, 9 June 2018. Al’s son Ray asked if we could plant a tree and install a plaque in Al’s honor at Rotary Park. Tom McCloud selected a tree and the Waynesboro Council agreed to provide a plaque in honor of Al’s two terms on the Waynesboro Council. Both are located to the right of the entrance to the parking lot leading to the Pavilion. Pictured below is the family flanking the tree, and a close-up of the plaque. ... See MoreSee Less

The family of 52-year Rotarian Al Porter, who passed away on 30 Nov 2017, held a Memorial Service at Otterbein Church on Saturday, 9 June 2018.  Al’s son Ray asked if we could plant a tree and install a plaque in Al’s honor at Rotary Park.  Tom McCloud selected a tree and the Waynesboro Council agreed to provide a plaque in honor of Al’s two terms on the Waynesboro Council.  Both are located to the right of the entrance to the parking lot leading to the Pavilion.  Pictured below is the family flanking the tree, and a close-up of the plaque.Image attachment

 

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I was honored to be numbered among his fellow Rotarians and a friend. I'm sorry to have been out of town. I would have liked to have been there.

Tuesday June 12th

Denise Esser is Director of Waynesboro Community and Human Services (WCHS, www.wchs-pa.org). She spoke with us today about their efforts to provide services to low income members of the community in the Waynesboro and Greencastle School District areas. She began by reviewing what is considered to be the poverty level in the area ($2900 / month), noting this represents about 17% of the population in the 17268 area. WCHS provides a range of services including Food Bank, Clothing Bank, Emergency Financial Assistance, Diaper Bank, Information and Referral, Community Health Nurse, Counseling Services and Community Involvement. These services are based on periodic reviews of community needs which guide their actions. The scope of their capability is constrained by the fund raising they are able to accomplish, including an assortment of grants, donations and government funds. While in recent years it has grown, it is now in a slow decline as additional contributions are sought.

Among her favorite programs is the school backpack program which provides food for needy children so they show up at school Monday mornings ready to study. She thanked the club for selecting WCHS as Co-Sponsor of the 2018 Battle of the Minds (www.battleoftheminds.org) on 20 September 2018. She reminded those assembled to buy their tickets, and indicated their share of the proceeds from this year’s participation would go to the backpack program.
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Denise Esser is Director of Waynesboro Community and Human Services (WCHS, www.wchs-pa.org).  She spoke with us today about their efforts to provide services to low income members of the community in the Waynesboro and Greencastle School District areas.   She began by reviewing what is considered to be the poverty level in the area ($2900 / month), noting this represents about 17% of the population in the 17268 area.  WCHS provides a range of services including Food Bank, Clothing Bank, Emergency Financial Assistance, Diaper Bank, Information and Referral, Community Health Nurse, Counseling Services and Community Involvement.  These services are based on periodic reviews of community needs which guide their actions.  The scope of their capability is constrained by the fund raising they are able to accomplish, including an assortment of grants, donations and government funds.  While in recent years it has grown, it is now in a slow decline as additional contributions are sought.

Among her favorite programs is the school backpack program which provides food for needy children so they show up at school Monday mornings ready to study.  She thanked the club for selecting WCHS as Co-Sponsor of the 2018 Battle of the Minds (www.battleoftheminds.org) on 20 September 2018.  She reminded those assembled to buy their tickets, and indicated their share of the proceeds from this year’s participation would go to the backpack program.

 

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Denise is such an inspirining example of strong, humble, servile leadership. I'm grateful to know her!

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