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Hazleton, PA 18202
United States of America
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Hazleton Rotary Club has given it great consideration and has decided not to hold a large community event during this pandemic. Please mark your calendar for August 28, 2021! Stay well! 
Rotary Club of Hazleton inducted its new officers and board members at a small ceremony at Emily's Bed & Breakfast on June 24th.
Photo l-r: Alan Whitaker, first past president; Lew Dryfoos, master of ceremonies; Pat Owens, treasurer; Cal Herring, board member; Pat ward, sergeant at arms; Kim McNulty, board member; Donna Barna, president; Michele Kushmeder, board member; Jason Brenner, president-elect; Pat Korn, board member; Toni Christman, board member; Stephen Seach, board member; Tim Genetti, board member; Tom Lagana, past board member. Missing from photo: Lani Drobnock, secretary; Jim Kelshaw, vice president; board members Lisa Marie Halecky and Joseph Lettiere.

“We are pleased to announce that, Jessly Tejeda, 2018 Hazleton Area High School graduate, has been selected as the Hazleton Rotary Club Technical Scholarship winner” says project chair Dr. John Madden. “This is the second time we have provided a technical scholarship and we hope it will be possible to continue the practice in the future.”

The daughter of Felicia Ramos and Bernardo Tejeda, Jessly will receive a scholarship of $1000 and she will be working towards obtaining an ...LPN in Nursing from Penn State University-Hazleton Campus.

She has been employed at Bayada Home Health Care for one year and Giant Pharmacy for 2 1/2 years.

All applicants were asked to write an essay on “How volunteering makes a difference.” Quoting John Kennedy’s remarks, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country” Jessly said, “that can be changed to do what you can for your community.” Her example of serving her community was working and paying taxes which she does now with two jobs and has been doing for several years. Jessly explains “That tax money can be used to provide things for the community such as road repairs. I am proud to say I have been working and helping my community as a self-sufficient, dependable tax payer. Now that I am in the “real world” this has been a good thing for me to have learned in order to succeed.”

“I would like to thank the Hazleton Rotary Club for this scholarship, because it will be a great help. Thank you to all who took part in the decision making. I am very thankful and will put it to very good use.” Jessly explains.

We congratulate Ms. Tejeda on this achievement and are happy to offer her this scholarship assistance”, comments Dr. Madden. “Her parents and family should be very proud of her and her accomplishments!”

Please check the Rotary Club of Hazleton Facebook page or the Rotary Club website, for updated information on club activities.

If you have not participated in our virtual Rotary meetings the past few weeks, join us from the comfort of your chair! Same great information. Same great Rotarians! Just a little different. Watch for an email from Mikel Cammissa for how to join or for any instructions. See you Wednesdays!
Alan Whitaker, right, President of the Rotary Club of Hazleton presents a $1,500 donation to Pat Ward, President of the United Way of Greater Hazleton to support United Way’s mission in the community, including Covid19 relief efforts that include programs for emergency food and to combat other social problems in the wake of the pandemic. Rotary raises funds each year to support numerous local projects and through Rotary International. The presentation to United Way is the first of several contributions Rotary will be announcing as part of both Covid19 relief and the club’s centennial project. Ward is a past President of Rotary.
Krista Schneider, DHAP Director
Jul 08, 2020
Update on DHAP
Board of Directors Meeting
Jul 15, 2020 1:00 PM
Presidents Party at Valley Country Club
Jul 22, 2020 6:00 PM
Outgoing president, Alan Whitaker-Incoming president, Donna Barna
Represenative Tarah Toohil
Jul 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Update of COVID-19
Evening Meeting at Eckley Miners Village
Sep 23, 2020
Dinner & Tour of Facilities
Kevin O'Donnell - President of CANDO
Sep 30, 2020 12:00 PM
History of CANDO
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Bill Flood
    July 5
  • Gene Dougherty
    July 5
  • Bob Pachence
    July 25
  • Pat Ward
    July 1