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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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Congratulations to our very own Dr. Gary Lawler who has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.  Other Rotarians serving on the board are Donna Barna, immediate past chair, Kim McNulty, Carla Thaler, Stephen Seach, John Patton, Cal Herring, Michelle Ustynoski, Lew Dryfoos, DeAnn Miller, Kathie Oh and Bill Spear.  Mary Malone is Chamber President.
Attorney John Aciukewicz, Director of CASA Of Luzerne County (Court appointed Special Advocates for Children) was our speaker. 
Our very own John Patton, Operations Manager for the Hazleton Standard-Speaker was our speaker. Immediate Past President Pat Ward chaired the program.
President Toni and VP Alan presented a token of our club's appreciation to our very own Bernie Rudegeair for his years of service as our  Executive Secretary.
Bernie is stepping aside and relocating with Rosalie out of our area to enjoy their retirement years!  Thanks and God speed!
A very special round of applause to Membership Chair Donna Barna for hosting our new member orientation at her home!  Thanks also to the committee and all who attended!
Denise Corcoran of the Anthracite Center for Independent Living was our speaker.
Our very own Dr. Sherry Robinson's students from the Penn State Hazleton Campus displayed their project ideas for how to make life easier for an older person.  Each Rotarian got 100 Rotary Bucks to "invest" in their favorite projects.
Past President Lew Dryfoos presided at the formal induction of the newest members of our club: Kyle Myers, sponsored by Tim Genetti; Jerry Ibenez, sponsored by Michele Ustynoski, Dr. Scott Sacco, sponsored by John Beltrami and Nevin Balliet sponsored  by Bill Genetti.
The Hazleton Rotary Club is happy to say “the track is back”! Once again you can join the club at the starting gate for an evening of fun at a “Night At the Races,” Saturday, April 28.    You can purchase a horse or place a bet at the J.J. Ferrara Performing Arts Center, 212 West Broad Street, Hazleton.  The doors to this Hazleton Rotary Club fundraiser, will open at 6:00PM, with festivities scheduled to begin at 6:30PM.  
Project Chairman Jason Brenner is very pleased to announce that Avellino Enterprises and Community Bank are event sponsors.  Area businesses wishing to sponsor the event or advertise in the race program distributed to all attendees should contact Jason at 570-454-8706 for details.  
The admission price is $8 for advanced tickets or $10 at the door that evening.   
PHOTO: Planning the Hazleton Rotary Club Night at the Races Project are,  left to right:  Immediate Past President Pat Ward, President Toni Christman, vice chair Michele Ustynoski and Chairman Jason Brenner. Additional committee members are Lisa Marie Halecky, Tim Genetti, Sharon Farver, Marie Ernst, Pat Korb, Ken Trippett, Ron Avellino, Dr. Peter Spohn, and Jim Kelshaw.
Our very own Jason Brenner of Brenner Recycling  presented a program on "Recycling Issues."
Jose Antonio Benalcazar Arrmento Sarmiento, who is our Exchange Student in our joint project with the Freeland Rotary Club joined us!  Jose is attending the Hazleton Area Academy of Science, and is living with Freeland Rotarian Sue Martincek, left, the mother of Stephanie Yanochko, the outbound Exchange Student, who is now in Japan.
Also at the meeting was Freeland Rotary President Nikki Kokiko. (left).
The new Superintendent of the Hazleton Area School District Brian Uplinger, was our speaker.   Immediate Past President Pat Ward served as program chairman.
We welcome the first major sponsor of our Night at the Races, Avellino Enterprises!
Showcase your business and show you support of Rotary by becoming one of our key sponsors!
Kelly King, Center Director, and Cal Herring presented an update on the Keystone Job Corps Center.
Our speaker was Dante Santoni, Jr, who was appointed to a two-year term to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Dante served as State Representative for the 126th legislative district representing Berks County from 1993 to 2012 and was Chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee during the 2009-2010 legislative session.
President Toni Christman, Michelle Ustynoski and John Beltrami answered phones at the Annual American Cancer Society Telethon at the WYLYN studios.  Additionally, our own Pat Korb served as publicity chair for the event, and Immediate Past President Pat Ward  was again an emcee.
John Cosgove of  All One Foundation and Charities was our speaker.  Immediate Past President Pat Ward chaired the program.
Jane Dougherty and Pat Korb  spoke about the upcoming American Cancer Society 40th Anniversary Telethon to take place at WYLN Studios, Sat. Feb. 24, 11AM-11PM.
Upcoming Events
Dr. Ken Trippett
May 23, 2018
John Fletcher, President
May 30, 2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton Building Program
President Toni
Jun 20, 2018
Club Meeting
Presidents Party
Jun 27, 2018
No Noon Meeting
Roger Mattes
Jul 18, 2018
District Governor Official Visit