- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Michele McHenry, email@example.com
Secretary: Gil Ochs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Dean Hoover, email@example.com
Sergeant at Arms: Jim Rennix, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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