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Welcome to The Rotary Club of 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
Doctor Peter Spohn, one of the newest members of our club, will have a special presentation on Polio.
There will be a Night at the Races committee meeting immediately following the luncheon meeting.
We will be having our after holiday party at Vesuvio's in the valley on February 3rd at 7:00pm. They will have an area reserved for us and we will be ordering off the menu. Vice President Alan Whitaker  will need to get them a count so please let him  know as soon as you can if you will be attending. Also, we will not be having a second Friday next month.  Please email : or call his  office, 570-455-9500.
The weather caused us to cancel our meeting.
Superintendent of Hazleton Area Schools Brian Uplinger will be with us February 7th. 
Toni Christman, Hazleton Rotary President; Marie Ernst, Assistant Principal, Hazleton Academy of Science and new Rotarian; Abigail Hartz, Hazleton Academy of Science; Kim McNulty, Hazleton Rotary Project Chair; Alan Whitaker, Hazleton Rotary Vice President and Kathie Oh, Hazleton Rotary President Elect recently took part in a presentation of a $1,400 Service Above Self Grant for Abigail’s Backpack and School Supply Project for Underserved Children. 
Rotary President Toni Christman, Soul Kitchen Founding Director Marcus Colasurdo, Rotary Project Chairman Kim McNulty, Rotary President Elect Kathie Oh and Rotary Vice President Alan Whitaker took part in the presentation of a $2,500 grant to The Soul Kitchen.
Toni Christman, Hazleton Rotary President; Katherine Bestwick, co-President, Board of Directors, Hazleton Art League; Kim McNulty, Hazleton Rotary Projects Chair;  Alan Whitaker, Hazleton Rotary Vice President; and Kathie Oh, Hazleton Rotary President Elect  were part of the presentation of a $1,500 Service Above Self Grant to the Hazleton Art League.  This money will be used to fund scholarships to Art Classes for Area Senior Citizens.
President Toni Christman; Projects Chair Kim McNulty; Rotary Foundation Treasurer Tim Genetti; President Elect Kathie Oh and Vice President Alan Whitaker recently took part in a $700 “Service Above Self” grant presentation to the Rotary Foundation,
The Rotary Club of Hazleton recently donated $700 to the Hazleton Rotary Foundation to fund two Rotary Youth Leadership Awards to the 2018 RYLA Leadership Development camp.
The Rotary Club of Hazleton recently presented a “Service Above Self” Community Grant to the McAdoo Ambulance Association. Taking part in the presentation were President Toni Christman; Committee Chair Kim McNulty; Daniel Leshko, Chief Medical Officer, McAdoo, Ambulance Association; President Elect Kathie Oh, and Vice President Alan Whitaker.
A Hazleton Rotary Club “Service Above Self“ Community Service Grant of $2,700 has been donated to the McAdoo Ambulance Association to use toward the purchase of two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Thanks to Chairs Joanna Santiago and Megan Kennedy and all who helped distribute our Kidz Coatz to needy children in the Hazleton Area School District.
Hazleton Rotarians/family/friends have been active participants in this annual project emphasizing the Rotary Club motto of “Service Above Self” for a number of years.  This year’s project chair was Alan Whitaker.   Store entrances were manned on behalf of the Salvation Army from 8AM-3PM.
Participants, in addition to Anderson and Rudegeair were John & Brenda Beltrami; John Sr. & John Patton Jr.;   Terry Jones; Lew, Maura, Evan & Madeline Dryfoos;   Paul Malone; Marie Ernst; Dr. Peter Spohn; Tim Genetti; Michele Ustynoski;  Paul & Ella Oswald; Pat Ward; Pat Owens;  Joanna Santiago; George Hayden & Daughter; Steve Seach, Esquire; Mary Malone; Joe Cammisa and Project Chair Alan Whitaker.
Over thirty children from four United Way agencies received Christmas presents at out club's annual shopping spree at Boscov's!
Thee are more pictures on our club's Facebook page! 
Rotarians Toni Ruggerio, President Toni Christman, Donna Barna and Carla Thaller delivered dictionaries to McAdoo Elementary School this morning. They reported that "everyone had a great time"!!!
President Toni presided over the Annual Club Meeting and election of officers.
Reports were given by Toni, Treasurer Pat Owens and Project Committee Chair Kim McNulty.
Officers elected for the 2018-19 Hazleton Rotary year are:
President:  Kathie Oh
President elect:  Alan Whitaker
Vice President;  Dr. Gary Lawler
Recording Secretary:  Lani Drobnock
Secretary: Bernie Rudegeair
Treasurer: Pat Owens
Director:  Tim Genetti
Director: Joe Lettiere
Director: Kim McNulty
Director: Carla Thaler
1st Past President:  Antonia Christman
Alan Whitaker, Project Chair Mark Imbriaco, Paul Malone and Mark Ondishin assist other Hazleton Rotary Club members with their Christmas plant order pickups. Thanks to everyone who ordered and sold!
Our very own Professor Sherry Robinson and her students presented a Penn State Design & Creativity class trade show.
Rotarians Pat Ward and Attorney Steven Seach delivered dictionaries to Heights Terrace Elementary School this week. The Rotary Club has been donating new dictionaries to area 3rd graders since 2001.
Rotarians Michele Ustynoski and John Beltrami delivered dictionaries to West Hazleton Elementary School today. Ladies in front row are W.H. third grade teachers
It's a decades old Rotary Holiday Tradition:  Salvation Army Bell Ringing, December 16 at WalMart!
Vice President Alan Whitaker is recruiting volunteers.  Please sign up at the next meeting or contact Alan!
Upcoming Events
Peter Spohn, MD
Jan 24, 2018
Polio Presentation
New Member Induction
Jan 31, 2018
Brian Uplinger
Feb 07, 2018
Hazleton Area School District Superintendent
Commissioner Dante Santoni
Feb 28, 2018
Pa.Gaming Commission