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Rotary Club of Ephrata
Contact Address:
Rotary Club of Ephrata
c/o D. Scott Eaby, Esq/
29 South State Street
Ephrata, PA 17522


President: David Peck,
Vice PresidentMichele McHenry,
Secretary: Gil Ochs,
Treasurer: Dean Hoover,
Sergeant at Arms: Jim Rennix,

Foundation Committee Chair: Brian Williams 
Service Programs Committee Chair: Leanne Biers 
Public Relations Committee Chair: Jeff Stauffer 
Membership Committee Chair: Chris Brabazon 
Club Administration Committee Chair: Scott Eaby 

Meeting Time: Weekly, Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.
Meeting Place: Olde Lincoln House Restaurant, 1398 West Main St.

The Rotary Club of Ephrata was founded in 1943. It is one of 15 Clubs in Lancaster County, and 288 Clubs within the State of Pennsylvania.

The Ephrata Club meets weekly, for a Tuesday evening dinner meeting at the Old Lincoln House Restaurant (West Main Street and Market Street), commencing at 6:15. The weekly meetings typically include a program on a timely topic presented by a guest speaker.

The Club conducts several fundraising functions during the course of the year, such as: two (spring and fall) golf outings, a food stand at the Ephrata Fair, and an annual raffle dinner. Funds raised over the years have been contributed to community organizations, such as: the Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata Community Hospital, local emergency service providers, the Ephrata Recreation Center, Ephrata War Memorial Association, and Ephrata Area Social Services, to name a few. The Club has also sponsored elementary school trips to the Susan Byrne Health Center in York, PA. Club members also become involved in civic-related activities, as called upon.

The Club provides two $1,000 scholarships to deserving graduating seniors at Ephrata High School, and also recognizes a "Student of the Month" from the senior class.

New members who are willing to adhere to Rotary's ideals are always welcome. An individual seeking membership should contact a current member for sponsorship, or can alternatively contact the current president (using the information available on this site).

Rotary, the world's first service club, was founded in the city of Chicago in the year of 1905, as an organization of business and professional leaders. Today, Rotary is a truly international organization, with approximately 1.2 million Rotarians participating in 31,000 Clubs located in 166 different countries, including 385,200 members of 7,672 Clubs in the United States. Throughout its history, Rotary International has collaborated with many civic and humanitarian organization as well as government agencies in its efforts to improve the human condition world-wide. An excellent example of what these partnerships can accomplish can be found in Rotary's ambitious "PolioPlus" program, launched in 1985 with a stated goal of immunizing every child in the world against polio by the year 2005.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis or worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

First ­ the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

Second ­ high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

Third ­ the application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

Fourth ­ the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The 'Four Avenues of Service serving as Rotary's philosophical cornerstone and the foundation of which Club activity is based are:

Club Service focuses on the strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the Club.

Vocation Service encourages Rotarians to serve others thorough their vocations an to practice high ethical standards

Community Service covers the projects and activities the Club undertakes to improve life in its community

International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace

Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The "Four-Way Test" has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following questions:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

For additional information on Rotary International, visit:

 a cooperative project of The Ephrata Public Library and The Ephrata Senior High School Media Department - Updated 7.19.2003