And the winners are: 2019-08-05 04:00:00Z 0

Visit by District Governor, Richard Fox

Thank You District Governor, Richard Fox, for attending the Lancaster Rotary Club's July 8th meeting and inspiring us to work together as a Club and work together with other clubs to maximize our service to our local and District communities.  Here's to SYNERGY in 2019/2020.
Visit by District Governor, Richard Fox Benjamin S Gaetjens-Oleson 2019-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Roadside Cleanup Benjamin Gaetjens-Oleson 2018-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
New Club Member-David Blanco Benjamin S. Gaetjens-Oleson 2018-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
New Club Member-Mike Cross Benjamin S. Gaetjens-Oleson 2018-05-07 04:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Mike Scala Benjamin S. Gaetjens-Oleson 2018-05-07 04:00:00Z 0
10th Annual Lancaster Rotary Mustang Raffle Douglas Shearer 2018-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

9th Annual Mustang Raffle Final Results

And the winners are………..
Sequential ball drawn: 1
Raffle Ticket for 2018 drawing – Bill & Penny Piwowarski (#138)
Sequential ball drawn: 50
$100 LL Bean gift card – Steve Harrison (#72)
Sequential ball drawn: 100
$100 Home Depot gift card – Brandan Bowen (#56)
Sequential ball drawn: 150
$100 Amazon gift card – Luke Goulet (#393)
Sequential ball drawn: 200
$100 Lowes gift card – Jim & Linda Drummond (#283)
Sequential ball drawn: 250
$100 Amazon gift card – Irene Nadeau (#161)
Sequential ball drawn: 300
$100 Home Depot gift card – Kenneth Warren (#77)
Sequential ball drawn: 350
$100 Amazon gift card – Jim Goulet (#370)
Sequential ball drawn: 400
$100 Lowe’s gift card – Cristol Lavalee (#136)
Sequential ball drawn: 450
$100 Amazon gift card – Milou Thayer (#367)
Sequential ball drawn: 495
$100 Amazon gift card – David Rexford (#163)
Sequential ball drawn: 496
$100 Amazon gift card – Steve Sandvil (#154)
Sequential ball drawn: 497
$100 Amazon gift card – Jim & Linda Drummond (#281)
Sequential ball drawn: 498
$100 Amazon gift card – Brian Bresnahan (#115)
Sequential ball drawn: 499
Runner-up, and winner of $500 cash or Apple iPad Air– Mike Whaland (#472)

50/50 Raffle Winner – Jessica Cain

And the grand prize winner of the 2017 Mustang GT or $25,000 cash – Joaquin Fernandez-Castro from Sun Valley, CA (#16)

9th Annual Mustang Raffle Final Results 2017-08-11 04:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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