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July 3, 2006
Eight Williamsport High School students who will be seniors when the 2006-07 school year begins joined 42 other high school juniors and seniors from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia at a leadership camp sponsored by Rotary clubs of District 7350. Various Rotary clubs, including the Williamsport Rotary Club, provided scholarships for the camp June 11 to 14 at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. The Williamsport Rotary Club sponsored Amanda Berry, Garrett Hamby, Levi Lankford, Amy Matonak, Cade McCarty, Dan Myers, Sara Swartz and Kayla Willis.
NEWS
January 10, 2006
Hagerstown Rotary Club-Sunrise presented more than $23,000 to four local nonprofit organizations at its Dec. 23 meeting at Always Ron's. The Friends of SafePlace Child Advocacy Center received $6,650; Washington County Arts Council received $5,950; REACH Caregivers received $5,745; and ARC of Washington County received $4,800. The money was raised at the club's annual auction, which netted $40,844. The club also designated $2,600 to Rotary International, $15,050 to the Waltersdorf/Henson Endowment Fund and money toward Hurricane Katrina relief.
LIFESTYLE
August 25, 2013
David Hanlin, assistant district governor representing District Gov. Jim Eberly, presented Rotary Club of Hagerstown-Sunrise President Al Smith, with the Presidential Citation for 2012-13. The award recognizes Rotary clubs for achieving an array of accomplishments that demonstrate they are strong in organization and management, have made service more effective, and have enhanced their public image and that of Rotary International. Based upon the body of work of the club, Eberly nominated Hagerstown-Sunrise for the recognition.
NEWS
May 22, 2009
Hannah House of Clear Spring High School has been selected to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program. The conference will be held at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., June 14 to 17. The Hagerstown (Downtown) Rotary Club will sponsor Hannah. At Clear Spring High School, she is involved with the student government association, serves as a reporter for the Future Farmers of America, is involved with the Future Business Leaders of America, the Huyetts 4-H Club and has been active in sports, including volleyball, basketball and track.
NEWS
June 27, 2006
HUNTINGDON, Pa. - On June 11-14, Rotary clubs in District 7350 provided scholarships for 42 high school juniors and seniors from around the area to attend a leadership camp at Juniata College. Known as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, the program provides education and training for young people with outstanding leadership potential. The Rotary Club of Hagerstown sponsored Kelly Toms, daughter of Rick and Cinda Toms, and an incoming senior at North Hagerstown High School. Those chosen to participate learned about Rotary's 4-Way Test: Is it the truth?
NEWS
July 13, 2010
Fifty-four young people ages 15 to 17 learned about decision making, diversity and leadership styles during a four-day Rotary-sponsored event for youth. Known as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, the program provides education and training for young people with outstanding leadership potential. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hagerstown, Randi Waller and Erin Ziegler from South Hagerstown High School heard presentations and participated in such activities as a business venture competition and team-building games with other young people sponsored by other Rotary clubs throughout the area.
NEWS
December 23, 2011
Hagerstown Sunrise Rotary recently awarded $16,000 to two Washington County nonprofit organizations.   The awards, made to the Washington County Boys & Girls Club and to Children's Village, came from the proceeds of Sunrise Rotary's 10th annual auction. Both nonprofits help partner in the auction's success. Also, Sunrise Rotary added auction proceeds to its fund at the Washington County Community Foundation, as well as making a gift to Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | November 22, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - G. Ermin Plott was the first president of the Greencastle Rotary Club, serving from 1929 to 1930. Nina Barr is the 73rd president. She began her one-year term in July. Earlier this week the Greencastle club had a celebration of sorts when the members invited surviving presidents who served between Plott and Barr to their weekly luncheon meeting at the Antrim House Restaurant. Twenty-five attended. The first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in 1905.
NEWS
May 28, 2012
Before the Memorial Day service began Monday, the park pavilion was crowded with folks taking advantage of the Martinsburg Rotary Club's third annual Memorial Day free breakfast fundraiser which ran from 7 to 10 a.m. Club spokesman Mike Hornby said last year more than 650 pancake and sausage meals were served. Halfway through Monday morning's event, more than 450 had already been served. While the breakfast is free, the Rotary accepts donations. The annual event usually nets about $10,000, Hornby said.
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August 25, 2013
David Hanlin, assistant district governor representing District Gov. Jim Eberly, presented Rotary Club of Hagerstown-Sunrise President Al Smith, with the Presidential Citation for 2012-13. The award recognizes Rotary clubs for achieving an array of accomplishments that demonstrate they are strong in organization and management, have made service more effective, and have enhanced their public image and that of Rotary International. Based upon the body of work of the club, Eberly nominated Hagerstown-Sunrise for the recognition.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2013
Louis M. “Mac” Barlup Jr., Waynesboro's former mayor and high school principal, died Saturday at the age of 86. Barlup worked for 39 years in education, first in Washington Township, then in the Waynesboro Area School District after the district consolidated. His first teaching job was in 1951 as a fourth-grade teacher of 42 students in the former Wayne Heights Elementary School, according to his obituary. In 1953, he was made teacher-principal of the new Washington Township Junior High School, and following consolidation, he was appointed principal of East Junior High School in the former Waynesboro High School building.
LIFESTYLE
May 12, 2013
Ayako Shiga, Washington County Teacher of the Year and member of the Boonsboro High School faculty, spoke to the Rotary Club of Long Meadows on April 22. Shiga, who teaches Japanese, is a native of Tokyo. During her speech she explained that as a high school student she competed and qualified for a spot in the Rotary Youth Exchange student program. The Rotary program brought her to the United States and she enjoyed the experience to the degree that she decided to make the U.S. her new home.
NEWS
Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | June 24, 2012
The Rotary Club of Long Meadows sponsored three local students to participate in leadership camp called Rotary Young Leader Awards. The three students are Kirstie Coombs, North Hagerstown High School; Tristan Prejean, Heritage Academy; and Michael Bramson, St. Maria Goretti High School.  The program teaches the attendees various leadership skills based on the ethical standards of Rotary International. The camp was held June 10 to 13 at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., and was attended by more than 60 high school students from the Tri-State area.
NEWS
June 15, 2012
Forty-four Rotary clubs are participating in a districtwide, five-day bicycle ride fundraiser to support Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.  Riders will begin Wednesday at locations in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The ride will end Sunday, June 24, in Cross Fork, Pa. “We're hoping that both experienced and novice bikers will join us to ride in the local portion of the bike ride from Williamsport to Greencastle on June 20. Our leg of the ride covers a distance of about 20 miles and is estimated to take about three hours with a stop in Hagerstown,” said David Hanlin, president of the Hagerstown club.
NEWS
May 28, 2012
Before the Memorial Day service began Monday, the park pavilion was crowded with folks taking advantage of the Martinsburg Rotary Club's third annual Memorial Day free breakfast fundraiser which ran from 7 to 10 a.m. Club spokesman Mike Hornby said last year more than 650 pancake and sausage meals were served. Halfway through Monday morning's event, more than 450 had already been served. While the breakfast is free, the Rotary accepts donations. The annual event usually nets about $10,000, Hornby said.
LIFESTYLE
April 11, 2012
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown recently announced two members received the Paul Harris Award. Doug Alexander is a 14-year member who has been active in club activities. He is the only member who has served twice as president, once in 1999 and again in 2009. This is his second Paul Harris Award. He received his award from Tom Trumble. Peter Smith, who joined the club in 2006,  is a two-term president of the local Potomac Valley Audubon Society. He has also played a major role in planning the town of Shepherdstown's 250th anniversary celebrations, which are taking place this year.
LIFESTYLE
January 18, 2012
On Jan. 10, the Shepherdstown Rotary Club bade farewell to Abby Butler, an Australian high school student who returned home two days later after spending a year living and studying in Shepherdstown under the auspices of Rotary's Youth Exchange Program. Abby, 16, is from Inverloch, a village of about 4,000 people near Melbourne on Australia's southern coast. While in Shepherdstown she stayed with two local families and was enrolled in Jefferson High School - as a sophomore last spring and as a junior last fall.
OBITUARIES
January 6, 2012
Marian Melson “Trinka” Moore, 86, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Born May 24, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Reah and Rebecca Melson Robinson. Trinka attended William and Mary University, and graduated from Empire State College. Mrs. Moore was a teacher at Freeport High School in Freeport, N.Y., and was a troop leader with the Girl Scouts. After moving to Carolina Shores, she was active in the Carolina Shores POA, Cooks Club, New Horizons Club, Garden Club and Bridge Club, as well as the tennis club.
NEWS
December 23, 2011
Hagerstown Sunrise Rotary recently awarded $16,000 to two Washington County nonprofit organizations.   The awards, made to the Washington County Boys & Girls Club and to Children's Village, came from the proceeds of Sunrise Rotary's 10th annual auction. Both nonprofits help partner in the auction's success. Also, Sunrise Rotary added auction proceeds to its fund at the Washington County Community Foundation, as well as making a gift to Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio.
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