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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Hazleton!

Hazleton

Rotary: Making A Difference

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Genetti Catering
1341 North Church Street
Hazleton, PA  18202
United States
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Club News
Hazleton Rotary is pleased to announce the 2017-18 “Service Above Self” Community Grant Program.  These grants are intended to benefit nonprofit organizations in the Greater Hazleton community. The total amount of funding requested from Hazleton Rotary cannot exceed $3,000 per application. The proposed project must be completed within 12 months of receipt of the grant funds, which will be available in early 2018. Requests for funding of salaries will NOT be considered.
 
Preference will be given to applications that address at least one of Hazleton Rotary’s four goals:
·      Helping children of all ages in our area to grow educationally and socially
·      Supporting disadvantaged youth
·      Helping veterans and first responders
·      Providing support for area seniors
 
YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE COVER LETTER AND APPLICATON HERE:
 
 
Our Hazleton Rotary Foundation President Lex Sloot had an update on the Foundation and the upcoming KidzCoatz project.  Also Bob Skulsky discussed  the Greater Hazleton Civic Partnership and the Rails to Trails project.
Welcome to Jose Antonio Benalcazar Arrmento Sarmiento, who is our newest Exchange Student in our joint project with the Freeland Rotary Club!  Jose is attending the Hazleton Area Academy of Science and will visit our club soon!
Jose is living with Freeland Rotarian Sue Martincek, left, the mother of Stephanie Yanochko, the outbound Exchange Student, who is now in Japan.
Past Freeland Rotary President Joe Rudawski and his wife Jean also greeted Jose at the airport.
 
 
Our very own Mary Malone, President of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, had details about this weekend's big Funfest celebration.
Our Second Friday begins at 5 p.m. September 8th at Booty's Place in the Church Hill Mall.  Come out for some Rotary fun and fellowship!
Congratulations to our own Terry Jones on receiving his fourth Paul Harris Fellowship!
President Toni conducted  a club meeting.  Treasurer Pat Owens had an update on club finances, and every committee chair reported.  And, Kathie Oh was officially welcomed as our President Elect!
Jeff Sullivan of the VALOR Clinic spoke to us about an outreach to homeless Veterans on September 17, with plans to continue it on a monthly basis.  Immediate Past President Pat Ward was program chairman.
Congratulations to our very own Kathie Oh upon her election by the Board of Directors  as President Elect of our Club!
Our new District Governor Karin-Susan Breitlauch made her official visit to our club.
                                                      
 
 
 
State Representative Tarah Toohil, a member of our club, gave us an update on Pennsylvania legislative matters.  Donna Barna chaired the program.
Our new President, Toni Christman, held her first club meeting to outline and discuss plans for the new new Rotary year.
 
 
 
Eileen Panzerella presented a program about a joint effort by Pathway to Recovery and the  American Lung Association to combat smoking at many levels.
TONI CHRISTMAN IS SWORN BY PAST PRESIDENT TIM GENETTI  AS THE 2017-2018 PRESIDENT OF THE HAZLETON ROTARY CLUB.
THE BOARD AND OFFICERS FOR 2017-18 OF THE HAZLETON ROTARY CLUB WERE SWORN IN AT THE PRESIDENT'S PARTY ON JUNE 28 AT THE VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB.
ROW 1, L-R; Jason Brenner, Gene Dougherty, President Toni Christman, Secretary Bernie Rudegeair, Past President Pat Ward and Mark Imbriaco.
ROW 2, L-R: Tom Lagana, John Beltrami, Jim Kelshaw, Vice President Alan Whitaker,and Gary Lagana.
NNANCY BALLARD (LEFT) AND PAT KORB WHO RECEIVED THE BALLARD AWARD FOR HER HOURS OF SERVICE AS PUBLICITY COORDINATOR FOR THE HAZLETON ROTARY CLUB
Our Rotary Club held a “New Member Induction” at the weekly June 21st meeting. President Pat Ward conducted the induction ceremony which welcomed new members Michele Ustynoski, sponsored by Donna Barna and Joanna Santiago sponsored by John Beltrami.
Rotary President Pat Ward presented certificates of appreciation to Rotary members for their hard work and dedication over the past year while he served as President. Recipients present were: from left: first row, Lani Drobnock,Donna Barna, Toni Christman, Pat Korb, Sharon Farver and Dorothy Anderson. From left, second row: Ward, Jason Brenner, John Beltrami, Bernie Rudegeair, Pat Owens, Paul Brenner, Mark Imbriaco, John Schwear and Tim Genetti.
 
Antonia Kelpsh will be installed as the 97th President of the Rotary Club of Hazleton at the annual Presidents Party to be held at the Valley Country Club on June 28, 2017. We are honored to say that Antonia will be the second female to hold this office.
 
Antonia has been a member of the Rotary Club of Hazleton for 18 years and she was sponsored for membership by Rotarian Mark Frumkin.  Kelpsh's Rotary activities have included service as the club President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, and board member. She has been involved with the spaghetti dinners, distribution of dictionaries to areas third-grade students, Kidzcoatz, answering phones at the cancer telethon, Night at the Races, and the Beer and Wine festivals.
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Donna Barna
Sep 27, 2017
How to use Club Runner (Club website)
Joe Clark
Oct 04, 2017
Jr Leadership of Hazleton
Pat Ward (NOTE TUESDAY MEETING)
Oct 10, 2017
United Way Kickoff at Kiwanis
NO MEETING
Oct 11, 2017
We will be visiting the Kiwanis Club the day before.
Banks Township Supervisor Charles Schalles
Oct 18, 2017
Update on mine fire in Banks Township
Charles Barber
Oct 25, 2017
Luzerne Foundation
NO MEETING
Nov 01, 2017
Annual Spaghetti Dinner
New Member Induction
Nov 08, 2017
Terry Jones, CPA
Nov 15, 2017
Tax planning
NO MEETING
Nov 22, 2017
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Sherry Robinson and students.
Nov 29, 2017
Penn State Design & Creativity class trade show
NO MEETING
Dec 20, 2017
NO MEETING
Dec 27, 2017