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Club News
The RCWS invites you to Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends event! Shoppers receive a 20% discount for the two days of the sale, and the Rotary Club of the West Shore receives 5% of the total purchase of all of those who mention Rotary Club of West Shore at check-out. What an easy way to raise money for our club which is then poured back into the local community!
 
There are no coupons or coupon books, but SHOPPERS MUST MENTION RCWS AT CHECK-OUT.
 
The event is October 14-15, 2020, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Camp Hill, PA location only.
 
For more information, check out the Friends Helping Friends flyer.
 
The Rotary Club of the West Shore is excited to kick-off its premier Fundraiser, Flags for Heroes! In this time of uncertainty, how wonderful it is to focus on something positive and celebrate our heroes! For more information about the program, how you can participate, and who benefits from this event, click here.

 
The RCWS met on Thursday, June 25, 2020, to pass the gavel virtually from two-term Past President, Kirk Brechbiel to President-Elect Rod Hite. Even DGE John Anthony and AAG Fred Gellert were on hand to share a word on how Rotary Opens Opportunities!
 
PP Kirk highlighted some of the Club's accomplishments in the past two years including continued involvement with New Hope Ministries, Vickie's Angel Walk, RYLA, and the Dictionary Project. Additionally, the Club was able to help with the purchase of a commercial oven for the Mechanicsburg Area Meals on Wheels. The Club not only increased membership, but increased diversity with the addition of four new female members.
 
Special thanks was extended to Zacc Rahn for serving as Treasurer, Tom Oliver for serving as Secretary, Joe McNally for his service on the Foundation Board, and PDG Chuck Cenkner for his work with Polio Plus. Additional thanks was extended to member Jessica D'Agostino for agreeing to serve as treasurer in the upcoming year. 
 
Incoming President Rod Hite has an ambitious agenda for the upcoming year which includes a major fundraiser, growing membership with a focus on outreach to younger members, and launching an Interact Club at one of our area schools.
 
It's going to be a great year because Rotary Opens Opportunities!
PDG David P. Witmer, Jr. 1995-96
 
David Paul Witmer, Jr., 86, of Camp Hill, passed away on May 6, 2020; born in Hershey on June 27, 1933, the son of the late D. Paul Witmer and Catherine (Baney) Witmer; after graduating Hershey High School in 1951, he joined the Air Force after graduating ROTC from Franklin & Marshall College in 1955. He is survived by his wife Caroline (Manbeck) Witmer of 62 years; two sons, David P. Witmer, III and William C. Witmer and their families.
 
David served the RCWS as President and will be remembered for his tenacity to preserve and save the club from closing during difficult times. He and Caroline hosted many exchange students. Additionally, they were always with the children during our dictionary project distribution and at all District functions involving children. His stories of aviation, Milton Hershey, travel, skiing, swimming and his love for Caroline will live on. God Bless his Soul.
 
Please click here to view the full obituary.

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