Hancock Rotary receives awards

April 04, 2013|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock
  • Rotary District Gov. Jim Eberly, left, presents Rotary members Sharon Elbin and Gerri Fischer with awards at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Hancock.
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District Gov. Jim Eberly recently attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of Hancock to honor the club with several awards based on the giving levels that the Hancock club made to the Rotary Foundation.

The first award placed Hancock among the 1,550 clubs worldwide as the highest per capita in annual giving in their district. Hancock is in District 7350. 

The next banner honored Hancock as one of only 1,064 clubs worldwide to attain status as a 100 percent Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club, which means each Rotarian personally contributed at least $100 to the annual fund during the Rotary year.

Hancock was the only district club to receive this award. 

In addition, Hancock was one of only 2,114 clubs worldwide to be an Every Rotarian, Every Year Club, which means every member made a personal contribution of some amount to the annual fund.

The club has worked with the foundation in applying for and receiving grants over the years on both the local and international level. 


There are 34,529 Rotary Clubs worldwide. It is evident that the Hancock club achieves high levels in the Rotary world and has much to celebrate.

Sandwich sale

The April sandwich sale for the Panthers Band begins Monday, April 8, with orders received until April 18 and delivery April 23. 

Ham, turkey and roast beef are the featured sandwiches. The sandwiches cost $3 each, and for $5 you can upgrade to a meal with chips and beverage. To place an order, send an email to, or contact any band member. 

All proceeds assist the band with equipment and music. 

Concert planned

The Rock Me, Don’t Shake Me concert and dance will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the Hancock American Legion. 

Several local bands and DJs will be on hand to entertain and help raise awareness about child-abuse prevention. 

There also will be raffles and a silent auction of several items.

All proceeds benefit local awareness programs.

Cyberbullying workshop

Hancock Middle-Senior High School will host a program on cyberbullying and social media Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the library and media center. 

The speaker is from Washington County Technical High School who also works for the Hancock Police Department. He will bring some students from the computer networking and repair classes who are also skilled in the area of identifying the dangers and benefits of Internet usage, cellphones and social media interaction by teens. 

Parents can participate without having their children with them.

Basket bingo

The Hancock High School Athletic Boosters will hold a Vera Bradley and Coach bag bingo Sunday, April 14, at the Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) American Legion. 

Doors open at noon and the games begin at 1 p.m. 

Attendees can play 20 games for $25. 

Food and other items will be available. 

For tickets, call Carol Willison at 301-678-5079.  Tickets will also be sold at the door.

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